My passions include: music arranging, creative crafts, sports games, and above all Faith and Family.
Having been raised in a musical family with a father and brothers who were regularly fixing and repairing things, it has been the perfect fit for me to not only play piano with moderate accomplishment, but to work on this great instrument that I have loved since I was a small girl.
Growing up in Indianapolis, I began piano lessons at Jordan College of Music when I was 7 years old, concentrating my studies on classical and sacred music. This continued well into my teen years, where I also added organ studies.
After graduating with a B.S. in Music Education from Pillsbury College in Owatonna, MN, I spent the next 12 years teaching music in school or private lessons. During these years, I had a great yearning to know how a piano actually worked and began studying piano tuning and technology with the help of a local technician and hands on experience.
I've been working as a piano technician for over 30 years, doing contract work for Meridian Music Company, and servicing a wide customer base of schools, churches, piano teachers, and private clients. I've had the opportunity on two different occasions to visit Steinway New York for technical training, as well as touring the Yamaha factories in Japan.
I particularly love the challenges of not only tuning, but grand regulation and voicing to reach the full potential of your piano.
I am blessed to have a wonderful family - my husband Dan, and two great sons and daughters-in-law.