Treble Tree Music is your local resource for learning a musical instrument. Learn voice, piano, guitar, and ukulele.
BUILDING THE WHOLE MUSICIAN
My goal as a music educator is to provide all the tools necessary for my students to experience success in their musical journey.
I grew up in the deserts of California then moved across the country to go to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York to major in VOCAL PERFORMANCE. I wanted to be a music teacher as well but at that time I was not able to do two programs. (I bought my first winter coat but still froze in the New York winter.)
After graduation, I moved to Philadelphia to sing and raise a family. I then went back to school at the University of Redlands, California to get my Master of Music in Vocal Performance and my teaching license. Finally, fulfilling my dream to be a teacher.!
After receiving my Masters, I taught elementary and middle school music in San Juan Capistrano Unified Calif. I continued to perform locally and in the Los Angeles area.
Nothing is easy but everything is worth trying!
I felt the pull to learn more and help new teachers so I moved my family to Oregon to begin work on my Doctorate in Music Education at the University of Oregon where I continued to perform. Go Ducks!
I have taught in the Eugene area of Oregon at all levels for over 25 years and love sharing my knowledge and expertise in music education and performance with my students.
I am married to my best friend, Patrick and we both enjoy our dog, Sam who always makes us smile. We also share seven grandchildren.