I received my Bachelor of Arts in Music in Piano Performance from
Brigham Young University. I earned my Master of Arts in Elementary Music
Education, also from BYU. I hold a Kodaly certificate in choral
education, as well as permanent certification in piano from Music
Teacher’s National Association.
I have taught piano, solfege, and children’s
music classes for 20 years in my own studio. I have also taught group
piano classes at BYU.
I am an active adjudicator and lecturer throughout the
Wasatch Front, and I have served in local, regional, and state positions
in the Utah Music Teachers Association, as well as the Imaginations
Arts Contest chair at Freedom Academy for several years.
Besides teaching my students, I love being a mom and I have
four children, aged “in preschool” to “into Harry Potter.” I am still
married to my high school sweetheart.
I'm excited to add a K-6 teaching license to my repertoire,
and to apply all I have learned in the private sector to Franklin
Discovery Academy’s unique learning model. I believe that making
personal goals, participating in the decision making, and receiving
one-on-one attention combine to form the best path to student learning
and mastery. I am an enthusiastic supporter of Franklin’s philosophies
as I have seen these same principles be successful in my private studio.
I believe every child was born to learn and hopes to help the students
in my classroom become their best selves.