I am a state certified music educator with 30 years of experience in the public-school setting. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education-emphasis in Piano and Voice (Texas Southern University-Houston, TX), a Master of Liberal Arts (University of St. Thomas-Houston, TX) and a Master of Divinity (Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University-Dallas, TX).
In addition to teaching general music, I have been a middle and high school choir director, a private piano and voice instructor and a church choir director and musician. During my time in all positions, I have created effective age-appropriate teaching tools and lessons based on state guidelines and employer expectations.
I am highly motivated by my strong desire to create an exceptional musical experience for children and adults. In my approach to private instruction, I am always intersted in learning as much as possible about the intellectual needs, the personal motivation and the musical potential of my students. This knowledge allows me to create a specialized program for each student that will ensure success.
While much of my time has been spent educating others and developing my musical skills and spiritual life, I have not been alone on this journey. I share space in Texas with my husband of 24 years, our two college-aged children and two very demanding felines.
Undergraduate Degree: Texas Southern University - Bachelor of Science, Music Teacher Education
Graduate Degree: university of St. Thomas - Master of Arts, Theology
Graduate Degree: Southern Methodist University - Master of Divinity, Theology
When I am not teaching, you can find me playing or singing at a local church and accompanying students at district contests and performances. During my quiet time, I enjoy reading, and honing my creative writing skills in poetry and prose.