MY PHILOSOPHY AND EXPERIENCE
My name is Inger Latreille, a Napa resident for 17 years. In my many years of playing experience, I’ve been fortunate to share my passion of music with others, giving the student the feeling of an “I can do it!” attitude. My students range from the very young beginner to those of retirement age looking to learn or revisit this fantastic instrument. Since learning music is like learning a new language, my goal is to get each student to a proficient level of reading, playing and broadening their skills, so that they gain more confidence in their abilities. Music training should be a fun process, while building a solid foundation.
My music journey began at the age of 5, tinkering on my grandmother’s grand piano and organ. I became awestruck ever since. For 11 years I privately took classical piano and theory lessons, while involving myself heavily in musicals, choirs, recitals and community theatre. This carried over to my college years where I attended Hayward State University with an emphasis in voice. I continued on to San Jose State University where I completed my Bachelor of Science in the Arts. I currently perform at recitals, weddings and accompany for various music programs in Napa. I also serve on the Napa High School Choir Board. In my 5 years of teaching, I’ve come to realize that not only do I love teaching, but love learning a great deal from my students as well.
I will generally suggest pieces appropriate to the student’s level, but am always open to their wishes of which music genre they’re most interested in. And since music is meant to be shared, each student will have a wonderful opportunity to perform for each other as well as for their friends and family, in recital form.