Smiling piano teacher at piano.

I have enjoyed music my entire life, beginning formal piano lessons at age 7. I received further training at Western Washington University and the NW Conservatory of Music and have been teaching piano for 25 years in both private and group settings. I enjoy playing piano for my church and working with various children’s and women’s ministries.

In searching for a more creative and inspiring curriculum, I became a certified Simply Music teacher over 10 years ago. I now offer piano classes for children through senior adults that allow anyone to start playing great sounding pieces right away. My goal is to enable my students to have music as a companion for life and will explore with them various musical styles and develop their creativity through simple and fun improvisation projects. Once a student has a broad musical foundation, the more formal aspects of music training and music reading will be developed in a natural way through a multi-sensory intervallic/landmark approach.