The Origins of Artistry House

Teaching is the art of connection combined with expertise of content.  


“This is the value of the teacher, who looks at a face and says there's something behind that and I want to reach that person, I want to influence that person, I want to encourage that person, I want to enrich, I want to call out that person who is behind that face, behind that color, behind that language, behind that tradition, behind that culture. I believe you can do it. I know what was done for me.” —Maya Angelou


From a dance studio of young children, to a classroom of college freshmen, to an online graduate class of non-traditional students, to one-on-one teacher mentoring, I’ve taught a variety of subjects in dramatically different classrooms, and I’ve been a student in even more.


The one constant is connection.  


The best teachers aren’t simply experts in their field, they are dedicated and caring individuals who are willing to engage in an ongoing connection with a student.  I have seen the value and the power of the relationship between teacher and student from both sides.  As a student, I have worked harder for, learned more from, and been inspired by those teachers who genuinely cared about my success and through that connection created an environment where my curiosity and knowledge could grow exponentially.  As a teacher, I feel responsible for fostering that same experience in the lives of others.  


The idea for Artistry House was founded in that responsibility.  I decided to create an environment where students could achieve their artistic and technical goals, where they could learn from and be inspired by teachers who valued the teacher/student relationship as much as I do.  For students to succeed, teachers have to believe them capable and commit to helping them reach their potential.


At Artistry House, our mission is to provide a quality performing arts education with proper technique in a positive and fulfilling environment where the health, happiness, and well-being of all students remains our primary focus.  


We hope you’ll join us when we open our doors this fall!