Significant teachers and mentors:
Dean Jack Pernecky at Northwestern University and Dean Michael Wilder at Wheaton College
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
Everyone can learn the piano! I specialize in the Suzuki method.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) – Joined 1986 Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) – Joined 1988 Piano Guild – Joined 1995 Studied the Taubman Piano Technique (1992-1994) Three-week seminar at Saint Petersburg Conservatory in Russia (1997) Frequent competition adjudicator for MTNA, Guild, and the Society of American Musicians
Interests outside of music:
I enjoy watching movies, especially romantic comedies.
Favorite composer or piece to play:
I enjoy and love many composers but if I had to choose -- Chopin. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 is a particular favorite.