I received my master's degree in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1986 and my bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983. My first experience in teaching piano students began in 1983. I was also fortunate to be awarded a teaching assistantship in group piano during my study at the University of Illinois. In addition to teaching group piano to college music majors, part of the teaching assistantship involved giving private lessons to children and adults. After receiving my master's degree, I taught students part time until 1993 when teaching became my fulltime career.
EVMTA (East Valley Music Teachers' Association), ASMTA (Arizona State Music Teachers' Association)