I earned Bachelor and Master Degrees in Piano at Temple University, Philadelphia; a Doctorate (D.M.A.) in Piano Performance from Stonybrook University; and an Artist Diploma at the Curtis Institute of Music.
I was a finalist in the J.S. Bach International Piano Competition, and a Fellow at the Tanglewood Institute, the Bach Aria Festival, and at the Yale Summer School of Music and Art.
I am fortunate to have studied with some of the best pianists in our time. Gilbert Kalish was my beloved mentor at Stonybrook. I also studied with Alexander Fiorillo at Temple (himself one of only 5 students of Vladimir Horowitz), and with the esteemed Dr. Vladimir Sokoloff at Curtis.
I work with all levels of ability. I am well suited to the advanced student, one who may be preparing for a career in music or a college entrance audition. However, I also value teaching beginners, as quality instruction at the very beginning is so important.
I am currently a Lecturer in Piano at Hamilton College, in Clinton, NY, and I have a private piano studios in New Hartford and New York Mills.
I am a veteran performer, with over 30 years of classical performance experience in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York City, as well as Central New York. I have recorded on New World Records with Hamilton College soprano, Lauralyn Kolb.
I was previously on the faculty of the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia where I was a trained Suzuki teacher, and the Bryn Mawr Conservatory, in Bryn Mawr, PA. I was adjunct faculty at SUNY Poly and Utica College, and a Lecturer at SUNY Oneonta.
In addition to my musical credentials, I hold a New York State teaching certificate and have taught in the public school system for 10 years.
I love jazz and popular music and occasionally play locally in my improv trio called, Little Sunflower.
Listen to some of my recordings here...!
Ich ruf zu dir, by Bach-Busoni
Playing at The Lotus Garden, in Utica, NY