When I started playing from my sister's piano books at age 5, I thought a "1" over the note meant middle C!  Well, it worked for a while!  :)  Those first attempt,s plus my love of singing, were  significant to my beginning.  Formal piano studies began at 7.

I studied with Denis Moffat at Moody Bible Institute where I graduated with a degree in sacred music and continued at the American Conservatory of Music earning a degree in piano performance while studying with Denis Moffat and William Browning.  My experiences encompasses collaboration with musicians across the country in every aspect of church music and music education.  I have taught elementary music, music theory to middle schoolers, conducting K-12 plus adult choirs, and accompanied graded choirs and instrumental students in competition.
Although each experience has enriched my life and my love of music, the interaction with students is very special to me. 

I was born with the "teacher gene" and am compelled to assist people everywhere in their understanding and enjoyment of music!