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"Don't practice until you get it right.
Practice until you can't get it wrong."
I grew up in the Wichita area, the oldest of 7 siblings. As a very young child, I loved sitting at the piano, playing by ear, figuring out chords, and making up songs. After my parents put me in piano and violin lessons, I then taught all my younger siblings to sing together and play piano, violin, viola, and cello. I played violin in the Wichita Youth Symphony through high school, and taught piano and strings to many friends and neighbors during my high school years as well.
In college, I double-majored in piano pedagogy and violin performance at Wichita State University, and hold a Bachelor of Arts in music, with a minor in psychology. I also fell in love with conducting and theatre. I conducted/taught in WSU's string institute program, and composed and directed several fully orchestrated musical dramas. Over the years, I have enjoyed teaching private and group lessons, composing music, coaching ensembles, volunteering in music camps, critiquing in music festivals, and serving in music ministries at local churches.
I now spend my time teaching a variety of music lessons, composing, substitute teaching, and accompanying for middle school & high school choirs, musicals, etc. I am also on staff as my church's music/choir director, and enjoy playing fiddle, keyboard, etc. in gigs with several bands around the Wichita area. I have 4 children who also play violin, viola, cello, and piano.
For fun I love to go to salsa and two step dance classes, hang out with friends, attend and/or support local arts and shows, garage sale, or just chill at home binging Netflix with my kids & our 2 dogs Lola & Luna.