My instruction is catered to the wants and needs of each student. Your agenda is my agenda.  As a performer, I crave portraying characters onstage. I continually seek opportunities to grow as a performer and to relate my performing experiences back to my teaching.

  • Private voice and piano instructor for 21 years
  • Participated in opera training programs in the US, Germany, and Italy
  • Directed 25 musicals in educational and community theatre settings
  • Served as the pianist in the orchestra pit for 11 musical productions
  • Performed lead and supporting character roles in 6 musical theatre productions
  • Portrayed 10 leading opera roles in educational settings and with various opera companies
  • Worked as a music educator for 5 years in a private school setting
  • Functioned as a church pianist, singer, and choir director
  • Taught voice majors and non-majors as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • ​Former assistant to Dr. Jay Dean, former Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • ​Professional accompanist at Clemson University, Southern Wesleyan University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Southern Mississippi
  • Music Director and Camp Supervisor for the University of Southern Mississippi’s Midsummer Musical Theatre Experience sponsored by the Theatre Department
  • Full-time faculty member at Southern Wesleyan University
  • Piano and voice instructor catering to all ages, levels, and styles
  • Accompanist with a specialty in sight-reading
  • Vocal coach most often requested in the operatic and Broadway styles
  • Aid in performance preparation
  • Vocalist in any style
  • Works privately or with groups​
  • Music director and conductor

I am a professional singer and pianist primarily based in Central, SC with frequent visits to New York City.

As a teacher, I specialize in helping my students discover and develop their musical gifts. 

Experience

Read more about my credentials

About Me

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Piano degree from Southern Wesleyan University, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from the University of Georgia, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Southern Mississippi.

I teach a full-time voice and piano studio in New York City and am an Assistant Professor of Music at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC. I also have students Skype from all over the world. Voice training is my specialty but I also love being a piano teacher. I have worn many musical hats in my career. I've taught kindergarten through 8th grade music, worked as a professional accompanist at several universities, directed choirs, accompanied church services, and served as the music director/conductor of musicals. 

Skills

Discover and Develop your musical gifts!