Gary has been teaching in Reston, Virginia, U.S.A. since
2001. Many of his students of all ages, including those over
50, have participated in competitions, and many have won medals.
Gary often skates with his students at annual competition
events such as Pro-Am Competitions.
In addition to ice dance, Gary teaches moves in the field
(MIF), which covers many different edge exercises and steps
sequences. He teaches both group classes and private lessons;
either way, Gary imparts the same techniques to each of his
students according to the same teaching standards.
Gary loves teaching and passes his love of skating on to
his pupils. He delights in watching them smile as they practice
what they have learned. As a former competitor and champion,
he understands the perseverance and discipline necessary to
become a skillful skater. However, he doesn't focus only on
competitive skaters but also on pupils who skate for fun and
individual achievement. He starts simply with the basics,
then helps his students learn each dance or MIF so that they
can test and compete, if they so desire. To see photos of
Gary with his students, visit the gallery