EDUCATION I received my master's degree in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1986 and my bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983. EXPERIENCE - TEACHING My first experience in teaching piano students began in 1983, and I have consistently taught since then. I was fortunate to be awarded a teaching assistantship in group piano during my study at the University of Illinois. In addition to teaching group piano to college music majors, part of the teaching assistantship involved giving private lessons to children and adults. Dr. James Lyke, who has written many books on teaching piano, was the professor who directed my teaching. After receiving my master's degree, I returned to Madison. For the next six years I taught piano students in addition to maintaining a full-time office job. Early in 1993 I began teaching piano full-time. My lessons generally include the use of a method book, technic book and theory book. Students also work on piano solos in various styles, from classical to jazz and pop. EXPERIENCE - PLAYING I maintained my own level of playing by accompanying for University of Wisconsin-Madison music students. I played for violin, viola and cello students as well as clarinet and flute students and performed in numerous recitals. Teachers of some of these UW-Madison students include Vartan Manoogian, David Perry, Sally Chisholm, Tyrone Greive, Parry Karp, Uri Vardi, Linda Bartley and Stephanie Jutt.