I compose my own music, teach composition classes and Summon Your Muse Workshops.
As a composer, I have a passion for creating music. Varied in style, my pieces are inspired by nature, art and the richness of life, taking the listener to heartfelt places. I particularly enjoy creating commissioned pieces, beautifully capturing the essence of the brief. I have performed my compositions and improv pieces for events at various locations, such as art galleries and health & wellness businesses. My first CD – Water’s Edge – is a compilation of personal life stories portrayed through solo piano music. Currently, I am working my next CD – JOURNEY HOME, to be released later in 2016.
I am currently taking new students
2010 – Qualification as a Performance Wellness Coach at NYU, Manhattan and The New
School with Dr. Louise Montello
2009 – Certification as a Transformation Meditation Instructor
1975 – 77 Piano major at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
1996 – 98 Piano major at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Az
Member of the Durham Music Teachers Association – (Third VP 2012-14)
Music Teachers Association – 20 year membership on the national level, state level in AZ and
NC, and local level in Phoenix, AZ PMTA and Durham, NC DMTA. Board member on
several committees, including chair of PMTA’s Music at the Mall scholarship fund raiser
AZ Study Program – Co-chair (a 12-year graded music theory and performance adjudication)
2008 Jackson County Arts Council Board Member
Member of BMI