I have 25 years of experience teaching private piano lessons and teach students of all ages from beginner to advanced. My first piano lesson at was at age 5 and I began teaching as a teenager under the supervision of an excellent teacher, my mother. As a university student at BYU I graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance where I studied with Dr. Irene Peery-Fox, Dr. Scott Holden and Dr. Jeffrey Shumway. In addition to classical piano performance my degrees included training in pedagogy, organ, and collaborative music. Upon graduation I spent the next few years at BYU as well as UVU as adjunct faculty where I taught both private piano lessons as well as general music and group piano classes.
I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and am a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). I currently serve on the State Board for the Utah chapter of NFMC as the Gold Cup Chairman. I am active in my local music teacher associations where I learn and get new ideas from other music teachers. My students have been winners of local competitions and have received top honors from NFMC.
Aside from my private studio, I accompanied the Sterling Singers (a 300+ member local choir) for nine years and am the organist for my local church congregation. I love running, hiking and reading. I have an awesome husband who is so supportive of my musical endeavors and together we have five children who are all budding pianists.