I started piano lessons in 4th grade, which is usually considered late. I started singing in school chorus that same year. Throughout my pre college years, I always pursued both. I ultimately chose to major in Music Education-Choral as a piano major and voice minor. I was fortunate to be involved in high level artistry whether it was Governors Honors and All-State in high school, performances and competitions in college or singing with the late Robert Shaw in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus after college.
Teach In Harmony
After teaching for a few years, I applied to many graduate schools across the US. I chose The University of Oklahoma for its national reputation in piano pedagogy. I earned a Masters of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. I was a TA as an Elementary Education Music Specialist (integrating music into elementary school curriculum) and Piano Instructor to OU voice majors. I loved my time, surrounded by excellence and studying from elite faculty.
Dave and I found each other and got married eventually settling in Atlanta. I opened my piano studio while also teaching classroom music. Recently, I have returned to choral accompanying. and I haven't looked back.
Music Teachers National Association (North Fulton MTA), Royal Conservatory Of Music, National Federation of Music Clubs, Georgia Music Educators Association, ABRSM
I have been blessed to have 3 wonderful kids. My husband Dave and I argue about SEC football but that's about it. I love to play tennis, drink coffee, go to the gym and watch British TV shows.