River has been taking piano lessons for 8 years, he gained his love of teaching when his family began asking him how to play songs like "Hedwig's Theme", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", among others. Outside of music he has helped teach math, science, and history to fellow students and peers in the classroom and activities. River is excellent at teaching students who do not feel confident in their own abilities, and students who are more reserved or shy. Through his time teaching students he has been able to isolate the abilities to cater to the individual student. With patience, kindness, and just the right amount of push, he has seen incredible results in students of all ages and skill levels in many subjects. He believes that teaching a student a skill such as music also carries a responsibility to teach life lessons. His philosophy is that a teacher should teach more than just the skill, a teacher should teach life skills and critical abilities.