When I turned seven years old, my siblings and I were introduced to our piano teacher. We did not want to learn piano. Our parents insisted, so we took years of piano lessons. These lessons led us to other instruments and other arts. I started teaching when I was 14, and I found I loved to teach. I made a better teacher than student! I began to study and perform more intently. I majored in Communication Arts at Loyola Marymount University. I earned my certification as a piano teacher in California, and consequently became a full member of the California Music Teachers Association. I moved to Arizona in 2000 where I joined the East Valley Music Teachers Association. I have taught groups, semi private, and private lessons. I teach all levels and all ages. Since I have three boys with autism, several of my piano students have special needs. My goal for my students is to love music, no matter their level of mastery.