When I was six years old my mommy said I was never allowed to quit piano. In fact, she made me sign a contract that said I would never quit. I practiced almost every single day, and in my spare time I gave private performances of Smurf Sing-Alongs for anyone who would listen. I also played “school” as often as possible, thus solidifying my career as a piano and voice teacher.
My early career path includes marching band, chorus, jazz band, show choir, percussion ensemble, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, All-State Chorus, a few Robert Shaw Workshops, performances in England, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Nashville. I have performed under the direction of Robert Spano, Robert Shaw, and Her Majesty the Queen’s Bobbies. That’s right, if your name is Bob you have probably seen me around.
Ultimately, I am a classically trained pianist and vocalist. I hold a bachelor’s degree from Berry College in Music Performance. I am in love with Beethoven’s Sonatas and Symphonies and all 600 of Schubert’s Lieder. However, I can adapt to all performance styles. I have been teaching for over 20 years, and I am the current President of the Cobb County Music Teacher’s Association.
I am available for weddings, funerals, and other life events for which you might need a live musician. My students range in age from 6 to 96. I place heavy importance on music theory as well as music history in my lessons.