Training and Background

It has been my joy to teach private piano for over 20 years. I am an active member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Oregon Music Teacher (OMTA) in the Portland area.

I have taught elementary school, junior high school, high school and Christian school K–8 music, including directing school musicals. This experience with children of all ages, my passion for teaching music, and a creative approach equip me to individualize every lesson.

  • Member MTNA, OMTA
  • Ongoing studies with Mark Westcott, Concert Pianist and Master Teacher
  • B.A. from the University of Redlands in California
  • California Lifetime Elementary Teaching Credential, UC Riverside
  • Advanced Music Theory and Composition studies at Portland Bible College
  • Directed/Accompanied Children’s Musicals

Specialties of my studio . . .

  • 2 Recitals, Christmas and Spring: Play a 9-foot grand in a beautiful Recital Hall
  • Piano Party for all students! Games ~ Treats ~ Playing Class ~ Music History Videos
  • OMTA Festivals & Competitions
  • Annual Syllabus Exams (optional)
  • Scholarship Auditions for high school seniors
  • Studio Master Classes with award-winning concert pianist Mark Westcott
  • Piano Explorer ~ Monthly issues of national student magazine

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