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.
Bachelor of Music
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