I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I received private piano instruction for ten years, beginning at age six, with Margaret Slack and later with Adele Larsen. I began giving piano instruction while attending Granger High School at the Granger Music Store in what is now West Valley City, Utah. I thrived in music classes during high school. I sang in Madrigals and Concert Choir under the direction of Norman R. Wendel. I attended the University of Utah where I received training in theory and harmony, and participated in Chamber choir. I also gave piano lessons to several military families in Seville, Spain and in Warner Robins, Georgia where my husband was stationed while serving in the U.S. Air Force. We were also stationed in Illinois, California, and North Dakota. I have been musically active in my church and community throughout my life. I served as a music leader in the Primary organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for many years. I also served as the Stake Music Chairman for the Bennion East Stake of the LDS Church for nine years. I am currently serving as the Ward Relief Society chorister in the Mountainview Ward of the LDS Church and as pianist at the Legacy Branch in the Bennion Care Center. I was a member of the Utah Symphony Chorus (2001-2004). I am currently singing with a group called “We Also Sing!” under the direction of Merrilee Webb. I have five children and nine adorable grand children. I have been teaching piano consecutively for the past 27 years. I received additional piano instruction from Cheryl Norman, NCTM, of American Fork, Utah. I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through the MTNA.