My purpose is to share music joyfully and creatively with others!
I am currently taking new students
I accept students of all ages, levels and abilities, who are drawn to music and have a desire to learn.
It is my aim as a teacher to kindle that initial spark, and to fan the flames into joyful, confident, musical expression at all levels of instruction. My students have gone on to participate in school band and chorus, as well as regional choirs and instrumental ensembles. That first spark, and the confident musicianship that grows from these humble beginnings is truly amazing to witness!
I’m a member of the Chapel Hill Music Teacher’s Association, where I’ve served on the board and have organized the Compose-a-thon composition “playshop” for children. I’ve also served on the national board of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, where I organized a national convention (whew!)
Early childhood music and movement is a special joy and interest for me. I have taught preschoolers at the International Montessori School in Durham and classes for young children and parents at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, the Durham Arts Council, University Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten, Juhlin Kindergarten, and my own private Musikgarten studio. I have my early childhood credentials I & II from Durham Tech. I’ve worked as a kindergarten assistant at Emerson Waldorf School, and a lead 3-5 year old teacher at Our Playhouse Preschool in Chapel Hill.
Whether on the radio, leading a circle dance, teaching little fingers to play the keys, or playing piano for worship– my purpose is to share music joyfully and creatively with others.