Having starting piano at the age of four, and guitar while in middle school, music has always been a large part of my life. I majored in music at Harper Rainey College and Northern Illinois University, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree. 

Performing (right, in white top) along with my duet partner, Lois Finlay.

I started my teaching career while I was in High School and continued through college. After marrying, my husband and I lived overseas for a number of years. I stayed active in teaching and performing.

I have been teaching in Gwinnett County since 2004 and am active in the Gwinnett County Music Teachers Association, the Georgia Music Teachers Association, and the Music Teachers National Association.

Recording a presentation.

In 2008 I was invited to perform in an alumni recital at Harper College. My duet partner and I performed a duet recital series in 2009, with the final performance given at North Georgia College and State University. In 2012 we performed a duet recital at PianoWorks and presented a lecture/recital for the North Fulton and Gwinnett County Music Teachers Associations and at the state conference for the Georgia Music Teachers. We performed in 2017, 2018, and 2019 at a summer program in Vermont. We presented a lecture/recital to the Gwinnett County Music Teachers Association in February 2020 and are currently preparing a program to be presented in November to the Georgia Music Teachers Association.

Hard at work during COVID-19