I took piano lessons as a child and my passion for music blossomed. I have been playing for over 30 years, performing recitals, as a piano accompanist, and playing keyboards at gigs and events. I have always loved writing my own songs, and have recorded a CD of original contemporary piano music. 

I have a Bachelor's degree in Communications, and I also performed as a member of a local college orchestra for 2 years, playing second string violin and piano.

I started teaching piano in 2007, and gained experience with different teaching methods. I then decided to focus my attention on teaching beginner students, and making sure they learn the proper techniques and concepts correctly the first time. I taught a music summer camp for two years at a local elementary school for students, kindergartners through sixth graders, and also taught a special Music Academy class to kindergartners. 

I am a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), College Music Society member, Take Lessons Certified Piano Teacher, and local Charter School approved teacher.