“I have a passion for bringing out the best in my students and making instrument learning an exciting and enjoyable experience.”
My love of music started by learning the violin at the age of 5 in Daytona Beach, FL. Inspired by my grandfather, an avid violinist, I played in orchestras throughout middle and high school. In my teens, I developed a keen interest in the piano and taught myself how to play by ear. I went on to study classical piano under the tutelage of Dr. Frank Contreras and Wendy Bramhall at Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL, and earned a B.A. in Piano Performance in 2006. While in college, I played and performed in many venues and also developed an affinity for teaching others. After graduation, I returned to Sanford, FL and continued my music career by playing and directing music at several Central Florida churches and teaching private piano lessons. Over the years, I have played with the Seminole State College Jazz and Gospel ensembles. I am also part of a touring band which has been featured at several local events with keynote speakers such as Condaleezza Rice, former Secretary of State, and Channel 9 news anchor Vanessa Echols. I have taught music at the Pre-K, elementary and Junior High
levels and have taught private piano lessons for 15+ years to students from ages 4-80. In addition to the violin and keyboard instruments, I also play acoustic and electric guitar. I have a passion for bringing out the best in my students and making instrument learning an exciting and enjoyable experience. I look forward to being part of the Mindful Music Center team.
- Over 23 years of classical piano training.
- Over 20 years of jazz piano training
- Taught over 100 piano students
- Degree in classical piano performance with training in church music liturgy