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 attempts 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 bachelor's degree in sacred music.  I then continued at the American Conservatory of Music earning a master's degree in piano performance while studying with Denis Moffat and William Browning.  Conducting, accompanying, music theory, composition, hymn playing and collaborating with musicians across the country have deeply enriched my life and brought an even greater love for music.  I have over 30 years of experience working in every aspect of church music, private school music education as well as many homeschoolers teaching theory, general music education, conducting choirs, collaborating with graded choirs and instrumental students in competition.

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