I’ve been teaching piano in Louisville, Kentucky for more than 25 years. While I spend most of my time working with private students, I’ve also taught class piano at the University of Louisville School of Music and class piano, private piano, and music theory at Bellarmine University.
Though I’ve had numerous students go on to major in music and make careers as musicians and music educators, I love working with all kinds of students. Most don’t make music their life’s work, but music and the skills developed in the study of piano certainly shape their lives.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Asbury University and a master’s degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from University of Louisville. In 1990, I received the D.H. Baldwin Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching, a national award designed to recognize talented music teachers and help them establish private studios.
I’m a nationally certified teacher in the Music Teachers National Association. I’m active in the Kentucky Music Teachers Association, and am a past-president of the Greater Louisville Music Teachers Association.
For most of my adult life, I’ve worked part-time as a church musician, too–sometimes as organist, pianist, or both. Currently, I serve part-time on the music staff at Christ Church United Methodist here in Louisville.
I enjoy improvising, composing, and arranging, so this website is a space to share some of that work.
When I’m not doing music-related things, I enjoy gardening, taking photographs, and being a computer geek.