I attended the Conservatory of Music at University of Missouri at Kansas City.  I graduated with a degree in Violin Performance.

After college, I spent the next five years studying how to teach the Suzuki Method with registered Suzuki teacher trainers.

I have been a member of both the Independence and Lee's Summit Symphony Orchestras for several years.



I completed five years of Long-Term Teacher Training with Suzuki teacher trainers Jean Dexter and Alice Joy Lewis.

I also completed Short-Term Teacher Training units of Pre-Twinkle through Suzuki Book 5 for violin.

Since 1982, I have been a member of the Suzuki Associaion of the Americas and our local SAA affliate organization, Heart of America Suzuki Association.