Education & Awards


  • M.M. in Piano Performance, George Mason University (2010)

  • Credited Piano Pedagogy Summer Seminars, various (2004-2010)

  • Consistent highest ratings for students in RCM examinations (2003-present)

  • Consistently high ratings for students in NVMTA and VMTA assessments (2011-present)

  • Consistently high ratings for students in MTNA Studio Festivals (2003-present)

  • Students accepted into music programs at Boston Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, University of Missouri, and Virginia Tech


Employment & Experience


  • Private piano teacher (1989-present)

  • Private tutor for AP Music Theory (2017-present)

  • Chair, VMTA Keyboard Skills Exams (2015-2018)

  • Chair, VMTA Sight Reading Exams (2015-2018)

  • Member of Executive Board, NVMTA (2015-2018)

  • Music publication reviewer for American Music Teacher magazine (2014-2015)

  • Mentor for graduate piano pedagogy students, George Mason University (2011-present)

  • Adjudicator for graded festivals (MTNA, VMTA, NVMTA, private studios) (2010-present)

  • Adjudicator for graded assessments (VMTA, NVMTA) (2010-present)

  • Grader for theory examinations (VMTA, NVMTA) 2010-present)

  • Staff piano teacher, Connelly School of Music, Burke, VA (1999-2002)

  • Staff piano teacher, Music & Arts Center, Woodbridge, VA (1996-1999)


Professional Associations