I have been playing the piano since I was 8 years old. I grew up in a very musical household where there was always a record playing or a sibling singing or practicing either piano, guitar, trumpet, french horn or trombone. With the encouragement of my family and the loving support of my first piano teacher, I decided early on that all I wanted was a life in music and that is what I've accomplished.
I received classical training at Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and continued my study at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where I expanded my musical horizons and began writing and composing.
I have been sharing my passion for music with young people and adults for over 15 years. Many of my students have gone on to continue studying music in college. As a full-time working musician, I am also a performer, vocalist, accompanist and composer. My original compositions have been performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The US Botannic Gardens and the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Recently, my writer partner and I received a commission from the Kennedy Center and the US Botannic Gardens to create an original musical theatre piece for children. The piece, Flowers Stink, received critical acclaim and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production for Theatre for Young Audiences.
I am also a member of the Folk/Americana duo, The Truehearts and have performed my original music with the duo in venues across the country. The Truehearts were nominated for multiple Washington Area Music Awards including Best New Artist of 2014, Best Roots Rock Duo/Band 2015 and Best Roots Rock recording of 2015. We perform regularly in the Nashville area and tour throughout the country. You can listen to our music and find performance information at www.thetruehearts.com or www.facebook.com/thetruehearts .