I grew up listening and loving music from any genre. I am a versatile pianist who performs in many genres including classical, musical theatre, jazz, gospel, and popular music from all eras. I am also proficient in sight reading as well as composing, and arranging music. My life long experience has given me the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor and Master’s degrees and a career to highlight my love for all music.
I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy in 2019. I studied classical music under the tutelage of Dr. Irena Kofman; and jazz and musical theater with David Hammer and Phil Hinton. I enjoyed my education with all my FAU professors and owe them a great deal of gratitude to where my career has taken me.
As a highly motivated individual, I continued to enhance my music studies and graduated with a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano for Vocals from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. I studied classical piano under the tutelage of Thomas Muraco. Mr. Muraco has worked with Leonard Bernstein and vocal coached many opera singers that performed at the Metropolitan Opera. My studies at the Manhattan School were life-changing as I learned many technical and articulate details in musicality. I performed and assisted in the music arrangement for two pianos the orchestral score of Verdi’s La Traviata to accompany the entire three acts of the opera. I also studied diction in French, German, British, and mid-Atlantic languages. I studied proper English and Italian diction with professors, Kathryn Labouff. Other course work at MSM included studies in piano technique, precisive music theory training, accompanying, and language diction coaching. I believe that music education is a life long pursuit, and I have continued to pursue other training and educational opportunities and enhance my musical artistry in performance. In the summer of 2021, I participated in the Classic Lyric Arts in Collaborative Piano for Vocals under the direction of Glen Morton, who also teaches at the Juilliard School. As the piano accompanist and vocal coach, I learned many techniques in vocal training and vocal musicality with vocal students. I have also attended a workshop in proper vocal coaching and care of the voice with Shirley Close who is a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music. I was a music director for many years over various productions which involved arranging music, organizing music programs, directing music groups, handling creative needs and working with the producers for musical theatre performances which included Peter and the Star Catcher, Oklahoma, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Shrek just to name a few.
Currently, I am the accompanist in the vocal studio of Dr. Robert Osbourne at Barnard College, and Columbia University. I assist Dr. Osbourne in vocal coaching and collaborate musically on various genres including opera, and musical theater and pop music.