I offer piano lessons for all ages, children 4 through adults. I teach all levels, beginner through advanced, and all styles of music, as well as music theory. I am an active certified member and judge in the Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA) and offer endless opportunities for students to participate in exams, festivals, and recitals through the MMTA, St. Paul Piano Teachers Association (SPPTA), and the Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum (MMTF). I am also Vice President of the SPPTA.
I have been teaching piano for 24 years in the White Bear Lake area. I am a Nationally Certified teacher of music and have taught many prize winning students. I possess a BM in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) where I studied with Dr. Paul Shaw and Beatrice Ohanessian. I also perform in various venues as an accompanist, church musician, and pianist/vocalist for special events. For fun I enjoy singing with the Elizabethan Syngers at the Renaissance Festival. I am married and live with my husband Bret and three cats, Penny Phoebe, and Pippen. I have two grown sons, Tyler and Mitchell, whom I have taught piano since ages 5 and 4.
To nurture the artistic spirit in every student so that all can experience the joy of music.
Through “excellence” and the process of striving to reach their personal best, all students can experience the magic of JOY while making music. I encourage students to aim for excellence, but to keep their spirit alive with “joy”. When the student realizes that we never really “are there” but always in a state of “becoming”... This is when an artist has emerged. Enthusiasm grows with every success along the way!