Musical Beginnings:  When I started trying to play from my sister's piano books at age 5, I thought a "1" over the note always meant to play middle C!  I had no idea it referred to my thumb and could apply to any note!  Well, it worked for a while!  Those first attempts plus my love of singing were significant to my beginning.  My studies with a teacher began at 7.

Music Education:  I studied with Denis Moffat at Moody Bible Institute where I graduated with a degree in sacred music.  I then continued at the American Conservatory of Music earning a degree in piano performance while studying with Denis Moffat and William Browning.  In addition to teaching the piano I've taught classroom elementary music for K-6, classroom music theory for middle schoolers, conducted K-12 children and adult choirs, and accompanied choirs and instrumental students in competition.  I currently teach privately, play in churches and accompany students for UIL competition. 

Music feeds my soul.  I think I was born with the "teacher gene" - I'm compelled to help people of all ages understand and enjoy music!