About Me

About Me

Playing the piano and making music has always been an important part of my life.  I have loved all the “music hats” I’ve worn throughout the years: student, teacher, accompanist, jazz combo player, live event musician, and church musician. 

But my absolute favorite thing is teaching!  I can’t imagine my life without teaching.  Teaching music is my passion. 

I love guiding each person to find their inner musician… whatever level that might be.


I began lessons at age 8 and completed my studies when I received a Bachelor of Music Piano Performance degree from Central Washington University.

After university, I completed the certification for both Music Teacher's National Association and Washington State Music Teacher's Association.

In 2012, I became a registered Music Together® teacher. I teach Babies only, Mixed-Age classes and Rhythm Kids® classes.


I began teaching lessons at 11 years old and continued teaching until I graduated college. I have taught ages 4 through 82 (yes seriously!).

When I returned to Wenatchee, I have taught in my home studio as well as group lessons at Valley Academy.

I have played for many choirs, churches, musicals and live events throughout the years.


I am a wife and a mom. My son is an amazing clarinetist & graduted Cashmere High School in 2021. My daughter plays the piano and euphonium beautifully and keeps our family life full of fun.

I love to read and bake. I love to laugh and to be silly. I never want to stop learning and am excited about all things related to becoming a better teacher and early childhood music education.

On the piano, my absolute favorite thing is improvising, creating and arranging music.

Final thoughts about my teaching style...

Natural curiosity causes learning to become an adventure, not a chore. When students can relax at the piano, they can reach their potential and have fun with music! 

Knowing the needs and wishes of the 21st century student is a high priority for me. Piano lessons in this studio are specifically designed with that in mind.

Engaging activities, humor, creativity, up-to-date music and current teaching styles are at the core. Definitely not your traditional piano lessons of long ago.

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