About Me

Communicating a love of music and the skill of making music to others is an occupation I love.  I have the privilege of working with students of all ages, from early elementary school age up through adults.  Being involved in the lives of young people and seeing them grow into young adults is a special privilege.
Classically trained, with a graduate degree in Piano Pedagogy, I enjoy leading students through the best of classical piano literature and seeing them learn to express themselves through music making.  I also have a fondness for American Jazz music and enjoy teaching jazz standards and the skill of reading and realizing a lead sheet.
In my 35th year of teaching, I continue to experience my work as rewarding and energizing.   A Michigan Certified Instructor, I participate and am a member of local, state and national music organizations.