I have taught music and composed for over 40 years, having a degree in Creative Arts
from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte with a major in Music Composition.
Before completing my degree, I studied nine semesters of piano under Dr. George Stegner
at Queens College, now Queens University. I began private studies under the late David
Richey at Davidson for basic composition and harmony, completing more advanced work
under Thomas Turner at UNC Charlotte.
I have participated actively in the North Caroling Composer's Alliance, being coordinator
for Iredell County, performing my music at Salem College, UNC Charlotte, and the Raleigh
Museum, and writing music for a local musical.
My music students perform auditions in The National Guild of Piano Teachers yearly,
doing a Christmas Recital, Spring Recital, and four mini recitals.
I have worked as an organist, pianist, choir director, and hand bell director in various local
churches, recently retiring as Music Director of Harbor PCA, having served there eight
years. Now I fill in at various churches as needed.