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About Me.

I began my piano lessons at age 5 with Mrs. Beatrice Orr in Baltimore, Ohio.  At age 12 we added voice to my studies.  I have enjoyed music all my life.  As a first grader I was asked to draw a picture of what I wanted to do as an adult and I drew a piano teacher.  I competed in Ohio Music Educators Solo and Ensemble competitions from 7th grade through 12th grade.  I was the accompanist at my small church for 6 years which made me learn to read music out of necessity.  I sang in the All Ohio Youth Choir at the Ohio State Fair in 1965 and was an accompanist for the All Ohio Youth Choir European Tour in 1966.  I am married to my college sweetheart.  We have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  

Education

1968-1975

Bachelor of Music
Ohio University

I attended Ohio University - Portsmouth Branch from 1968-1970.  
Then in Fall of 1970 I moved to the Athens campus and began my music degree in Music Edcation with a primary emphasis in voice and secondary emphasis in piano. I graduated with my Bachelor of Music degree in 1975.

More about my Qualifications

  • I am a member if Sigma Alpha Iota; professional music fraternity for Women

  • I have presented students in recital since 1973

  • I have co-authored Unraveling the Mysteries of Vocal Technique: conceptions and misconceptions about singing with my private voice teacher Ruth Manahan

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