- Music Theory
Teaching Ages: Now Accepting Students
- Kindergarten thru Adults
- Beginners to Advanced – any age
- Pop and Jazz
- Hymns and Worship music
- Monday thru Friday: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Scheduled lesson times
Student Event Opportunities:
- PVC – Anything Goes Recitals
- PVC – Winter Festivals
- WSMTA – Music Artistry Program and Play-Offs
- WSMTA – Music Literacy Program (Theory Exams)
- Christmas and Spring Recitals
- Solo & Ensemble Contest (Public Schools)
- Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
- Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA)
- Puyallup Valley Chapter of WSMTA (PVC)
- Tacoma Chapter of WSMTA (TC)
- Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA.
Music was a big part of my childhood. From 4th to 12th grade I played flute and piccolo in the school band and took piano lessons, participating in WSMTA piano recitals and adjudications. My senior year I won a scholarship from the Kitsap Chapter of WSMTA, I have been teaching piano in Tacoma and Puyallup, for over 30 years, since earning my Bachelor of Music Degree from Pacific Lutheran University where I specialized in piano performance and teaching, studying under Dr. Calvin Knapp.
I have been an active member of the Tacoma Chapter of WSMTA since 1987, serving as Secretary, Newsletter Editor, Vice President and President. My students have benefited greatly from the many opportunities WSMTA provides. My students range in age from 4 to 84. The culminating event of the year is my spring recital in which they enjoy sharing their pieces they have mastered and received their awards.
In June, 2018, I married and moved to Puyallup and joined the Puyallup Valley Chapter of WSMTA, where I am the chapter Secretary and active in chapter committees.
Besides teaching piano, I am also a church pianist, music director, and I accompany choirs, soloists, and perform at retirement homes and special events. I strive to give my students a well-rounded education in music. This includes music theory, note reading, music history, technique, ear-training, memorization and composing. I try to instill good practice habits which lead to a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence, plus encouraging creativity. The most important thing I hope to teach all my students is the love and enjoyment of music for a lifetime.