Music is like breathing. It’s the most natural thing I do, and something I can’t live without. I love just about all genres, and not a day goes by that I’m not listening to music or singing. I don’t perform live as much due to spending more time raising my kids, but the stage still calls my name often. I have recently started coaching vocal/piano students with my own method which includes ear training rather than classical training. It’s a privilege to watch students of all ages come alive and love music even more than they thought they could!
I've been a performer since I was 6 years old, and I still love it. The stage is home to me, and there's nothing quite like the feeling of being surrounded by my best friends.
I have a passion for writing songs, and was fortunate enough to have one in a movie! I was previously the first coordinator for the NW Arkansas chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association.
While I never really received formal training myself, I've somehow been blessed with the opportunity of coaching others in voice and piano!
Music was born into me, and I couldn’t escape it if I tried. Everything in my life has a soundtrack, and every memory is connected to a song. I started in pageants when I was 3 years old and started my first paid gig at age 6. I have performed in music shows, toured with bands, toured radio stations, written songs, lived in Nashville, written a score for a play, had a song in a movie, got accepted into Berklee College of Music, and have experienced things I never would have without music. I breathe it as much or more than I do oxygen, and now I have the opportunity to give back to others wanting to experience that feeling.
I had a few people ask if I would teach voice lessons locally. I agreed, without knowing just what an impact it would have on me. Within 10 months I had 40 students in both vocal and piano lessons. Knowing I would still want to continue working in marketing, I set these students up in group classes in order to save time. It’s been one of the most rewarding things I have done. Bringing music to students is an empowering feeling and a huge blessing that I don’t take for granted!