I began my piano studies very early in life,
learning to read music before I learned to read
words. It was the beginning of a lifelong love for
the piano. I went on to study at Boston University
where I received my Bachelors degree in Piano
Performance. While there, I discovered that I
enjoyed working with singers, and stayed on to get
my Masters at B.U. in Vocal Accompanying and
After college I spent a few years as a performing
pianist, and also worked at the Westport School of
Music as a piano teacher. The school’s director,
Martha Hisey, wanted to institute a preschool music
program there, and suggested that I go for
Kindermusik training. I became very inspired by the
program and fell in love with teaching preschoolers.
I taught Kindermusik at the school, as well as a
preschool curriculum of my own design at the nearby
Southport Congregational Preschool.
In 1997, I went through the Alternate Route to
Certification program to become certified to teach
music in Connecticut public schools. I worked at
Weston Middle School from 1997-2004 as a General
Music and Chorus teacher.
From 1999-2003 I went through four levels of
Orff-Schulwerk training under Vivian Murray, Nancy
Ferguson, and Jos Wuytack. I earned my Orff Master
I left teaching temporarily to raise my little
daughter Heather and be a stay-at-home Mom. My
husband John and I have since decided to open
Fanfare Music Studio in our home. We have lived in
Newtown for 4 years and are excited to be able to
serve this wonderful community through music.
Fanfare Music Studio
148 Berkshire Rd.
Sandy Hook, CT 06482