I have been performing and accompanying instrumentalists and vocalists for over 35 years. I started playing the piano at age 3 1/2, beginning formal Conservatory training at age 4. A recipient of numerous awards and competitions, including 1st place in Canada for piano duo, and having toured professionally, with a piano duo, I have experience working with other musicians and tremendously enjoy it. Both my Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees emphasized chamber music and vocal collaboration. My experience performing with vocalists, instrumentalists, choirs and musical theater, playing with orchestras, and accompanying students ranging from middle school to University, as well as professional musicians, has enabled me to accompany at all levels of difficulty. My passion is to help other musicians with their performances.
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: I am able to digitally record the piano accompaniments of your pieces. Whether you need rehearsal tracks, or performance recordings for a virtual recital, I would be able to send them to you as an MP3 or WAV file.
Pianist with Raffinata Music Trio (violin, cello, piano) for special events.
Experienced accompanist and pianist for:
Accompanist for Solo/Ensemble, NATS, auditions and examinations
Accompanist for Yelm choir/orchestra
Church pianist in Yelm, WA
Northshore School District as a Choir and solo Accompanist 2016-2020
Adjunct Faculty as staff accompanist at St. Martin's University, Lacey, WA 2012-2016
Faculty accompanist at Dallas Baptist University, TX 2002-2005
I love the challenge of performing at the last minute, with minimal time to prepare, which has enabled me to proficiently sight read.
Master of Music Degree in piano performance from East Texas State University, Commerce, TX
Bachelor of Music from University of Toronto
Associate of Royal Conservatory of Music Performance
I enjoy working with musicians of all ages and levels. Although classically trained, I am able to play a variety of styles of music and am also proficient in improvising using a lead sheet and can transpose.
I have 2 recorded CDs.
Digital Recordings available for your rehearsing needs as well as for virtual performances. Fees vary between $50/hr for rehearsal recordings (slower tempo and performance tempo) - $125 - $150 for complete performance recording.
Also, if in person:
Rehearsal fees are $60/hour. Performance fee is between $40-60 for solo/ensemble.
Last minute accompanist: higher fee