Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I take a student where he is and help him to improve and move forward. This is true for piano and voice.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love people and enjoy seeing the progress a student makes as time goes by. It's very satisfying.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Music as a profession requires great commitment and time. It is important to "hone your craft" and not just take for granted that talent will always win out. There are many talented people who have fallen by the wayside because someone less talented worked harder and put in the necessary time to ensure success.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I was destined to be a musician from birth. My parents were both classically trained pianists and played two-piano arrangements around the state. In an opera rehearsal when I was assisting the conductor in the pit I realized that I could Not NOT do music for my life! It is a difficult career but so rewarding and FUN!
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. Last May I was one of three vocal coaches and pianists working at the Harrower Opera Festival at Georgia State University in Atlanta. We presented two productions in three weeks: The Tales of Hoffmann and Street Scene. It is a program for young singers wanting experience in opera. I'll be returning 2014 for the upcoming season.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I continue to work professionally as a collaborative pianist and church musician.