I have been a piano teacher and performer for over thirty years. After starting piano lessons at the age of eight, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in music through performing and teaching. REALLY! After finishing high school, I attained my Bachelor of Music (Middle Tennessee State University) and Master of Music (University of Tennessee) degrees in piano. I was awarded a University Piano Scholarship at Middle Tennessee State University, and the Gottfried Galston Memorial Piano Scholarship at the University of Tennessee. During graduate school, I was later awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to perform contemporary art music for piano.
Upon completion of my degrees, I taught at several colleges and universities in the east Tennessee region, while also teaching students at my home piano studio. Being a native from Columbia, TN., I brought my passion for piano and music back home to Columbia by opening my independent piano studio in 1990.
More Than Music
I lead an active lifestyle outside of music. I enjoy jumping on my bike on a nice, sunny day and hitting the road.
Like music, cycling has been proven to increase longevity, reduce stress and improve brain function.
I encourage you to join me in staying active. Along with learning piano, an active lifestyle is important to overall well being.