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Piano instruction for the very young child through adult. Students begin as young as age 2 and play beautifully.

  • AB Music Education, Piano major - San Diego State University
  • Standard Elementary and Secondary Life Teaching Credentials
  • Graduate and extension classes - Pepperdine, UCI, Marymount
  • Certifications in Orff-Schulwerk, Dalcroze and Kodaly - USC, CSU Long Beach, UC Santa Cruz
  • Alexander Technique - 5th year of training with Eileen Troberman


  • Doris Koppelman - Suzuki Teacher Trainer, ongoing teacher training in weekly master classes.
  • Haruko Kataoka - Piano Basics - multiple week-long workshops
  • Bruce Anderson, Cleo Brimhall, Peggy Swingle, Gretchen Smith, Cathy Williams Hargrave, Elaine Worley and Merlin Thompson - Short Term Suzuki Teacher Training Workshops


  • Elementary Music Consultant - 2 years
  • General Elementary Music Specialist - 11 years
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher - 5 years
  • Choir accompanist - 11 years
  • Church Musician - 9 years
  • Private piano instruction - 8 years
  • Schulwerk music classes/after school music program - 5 years
  • Cello study - 3 years

Loves children, people encourager, outgoing, enthusiastic, positive, well organized, energetic, responsible, dependable and flexible


  • Sigma Alpha Iota - Awarded Sword of Honor for outstanding service
  • Orange County American Orff-Schulwerk Association - founding board
  • Kodaly Association of Southern California - formation of workshops in Orange County through Cal State, Fullerton
  • Suzuki Association of America, International Suzuki Association
  • Suzuki Music Association, Orange County Chapter - Jr. Past President
  • Music Teachers Association of California - Certificate of Merit
  • International Order of Job's Daughters - Past State Director of Music
  • Founding Director of the very successful WEST COAST SUZUKI MUSIC INSTITUTE for piano, strings, flute and chamber music students held in Orange County. Board member of the Orange County Chapter, AOSA and Past President of Suzuki Music Association, Orange County Branch. Selected piano students participate in Music Teachers Association sponsored Certificate of Merit and other selected festivals.

Married for 45 years to Robert, a retired manufacturing executive now piano technician. We love living in South Orange County, travel - especially Hawaii, Siamese cats, roses and peaceful positive living!

Studio Location
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 448-0720

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