Experience

I have a core curriculum for structured learning with lesson books, finger exercises, scales, and music theory testing.  In addition to this, students will always be studying a piece of their choice, their "passion piece."  


Students are encouraged to find where their musical passion lies, whether it be with classical, jazz, or popular music.  Or a little of everything!


I am a classically trained pianist, and I love teaching classical music.  However, I do not push this style onto every student.  I have an extensive Sheet Music Library that includes all styles of piano music at all levels from beginner to advanced.  I believe that if students are able to learn and pursue styles of music that appeal to them personally, they will develop a lifelong love of piano and music.

I put my all into teaching and training my students, so I am looking for a certain type of student.  I am looking for students who wish to prioritize their study of piano, practice diligently, and make their enjoyment of piano a lifetime pursuit.

 

It is very important to me that I give each student the tools they need to one day become an independent musician.  My students do not merely memorize a series of piano pieces, but are taught the language of music so that they can one day fluently speak it on their own.

My musical journey began at an early age.

I have now been teaching for over 20 years.  I joined Central Louisiana Music Teachers Association as a Junior Member (college student) in 1998, and taught private piano lessons in Pineville, Louisiana until I made Texas my home in 2002.  I am now an active member Conroe Music Teachers Association teaching private piano lessons in the Conroe/Woodlands area.  I post my student's performances often on social media, and I feel like their results speak for themselves.  To see them play, please visit my Social Media page.     

I studied piano from age 5 all the way through 12th grade with Mrs. Barbara Cockerham in Pineville, Louisiana.  During this time, I participated and excelled in many local and state piano competitions and state music theory testing.  


After high-school, I accepted both a music and academic scholarship to continue my studies at Louisiana College.  I chose to major in Piano Pedagogy and continued lessons with Mrs. Mary Crump.  As part of my Piano Pedagogy courses, I began teaching free piano lessons supervised by my professor and teacher Mrs.Crump.  This was when I realized I had a passion for teaching and sharing the gift of music.

Philosophy

The middle child of five girls, I come from a very musical family.  When I was a toddler, my two older sisters were taking piano lessons, and I counted the days until I was old enough for our teacher, Barbara Cockerham, to take me as a student. 

 


Curriculum

Biography