I graduated from Illinois State University with degrees in K-9 Elementary Education and Music Education. I have been involved in the children's music program in my church as well as a large local Community Bible Study program, taught music in a large daycare setting for two years and was a substitute music teacher for the local school district. I have maintained a thriving private piano studio in my home for 27 years. In addition to teaching piano lessons, I am a preschool teacher at a local private preschool and also teach the special music and arts enrichment program at the school. I love teaching all ages and abilities, but I am especially passionate about teaching the youngest learners and using music to touch their hearts and to help them to grow into creative, secure and confident people. I truly believe that every child is a star!