A talented piano student from the age of five, Valerie has been teaching since she was a graduate student at one of London's premiere conservatories, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She worked with graduate piano accompaniment students, as well as gifted children.
While living in North London, she also ran a successful home studio with regular student concerts and many examination successes. Her students have gone on to be professional musicians, actors, dancers, lawyers, and doctors--all with a deep love of music, and appreciation of the arts.
Valerie emphasizes the importance of technical, physical, mental, emotional and creative freedom at the piano, a wide range of repertoire, improvisation and composition.