About the Piano Teacher


Piano lessons for children and adults in Alameda, CA and surrounding communities

I have been a piano teacher for over 20 years. I have a strong love and passion for teaching music. It is my greatest joy to see my student’s progress and having fun playing music at the piano. Working with young children is so much fun and so delightful. It is equally rewarding to work with older students and adults.


More about me

  • My first experience with music began at age 5 with piano lessons. At age 11 I was introduced to the organ and fell in love with the instrument. When I was 14 I began playing for church services.


  • That led me to Carthage College where I studied organ performance with Dr. Marilyn Stulken. I served as an organist at many churches in Chicago, Indianapolis and Minnesota.


  • I also directed a number of children’s musicals at St. Matthew Lutheran School, Lake Zurich, IL.


  • My piano studies were with Eva Snyder, Dr. Thomas Hoekstra and Lenore Lams.


A deep love for music led me to teach piano to children. Their excitement when they touch the keys and make music for the first time is priceless. Piano lessons are tailored to each individual student’s needs.


Kids ‘n Keys Piano Studio began in Vernon Hills, IL in 1985. I have nurtured many students over the years. In 1996 the studio moved to Carmel IN where I continued to teach until 2013 when I moved to Minnesota. Piano lessons are offered to adults and kids in Oakdale MN and the surrounding areas.


I am an active member of a number music of organizations:

  • Music Teachers National Association

  • Minnesota Music Teachers Association

  • St Paul Music Teacher Association


I would love to introduce you or your child to the joy of making music on the piano. Please contact me 

to schedule an interview and a free preview piano lesson.