about myself

Background:

Since 1972 she has maintained an active studio in excess of 30 students.  

Between 1972-74 she co-established the music and drama programs at Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, Ma.

Since 1992 she has been the chairman of the NH center for the ‚ÄčNational Guild of Piano Teachers. 
 
In 1992 she established the first Kindermusik program in southern New Hampshire

Since 1993 she has adjudicated for the National
Guild of Piano Teachers
 
Nationally certified member of NMTA for over 20 years.

For the past 30 years she has been named to the
Honor Roll of the National Piano Guild
 
Qualifications:
 
  • 1972 BA in Music (cum laude)  Rivier College
  • 1972 post graduate studies with Bela Nagy
  • 1977 piano studies with Donald Steele
  • 1978 MA Music (+30 credits) UNH
  • 1974-83 piano studies with Paul Verrette
 
Association:

 

  •  Professionally certified member of the MTNA
  •  Member of the NH Music Teachers Association
  • Member of the Merrimack Valley Music Teachers Association
  •  Secretary/ Past Treasurer of the MVMTA
  •  Member of NEPTA
  •  Member of the National Piano Guild
  •  Adjudicator for the National Piano Guild
  •  Member of the Seacoast Music Teacher's Association
 
 
Hobbies:
 
  • I LOVE to read!!
  • a true-blue FRANCOPHILE
  • chinese cooking
  • crafts, especially memory books
  • Yoga and playing tennis
 
Student Successes:
 
  • In just the last 30 years:  265 students have received A and A+ ratings in National Guild auditions.
  • full scholarships in music to UNH
  • partial scholarships in music to UNH
  • 7 semi-finalists in the MTNA Granite State Auditons
  •  2nd place winner in MVMTA competition
  •  1st place winner in Plymouth State University  Contemporary Competition
  • 1st place winner in Lowell Philharmonic Concerto Competition
  • Many National Piano Guild High School Diploma recipients
  • 3 students now teach music in school systems
 
Other Info:

To me, family is very important.  I am married and have a very supportive husband and a beautiful daughter.