At the early age of 19, I left my native Florida and moved to Marseille, France to study music, where I had the tremendous opportunity of working with inspirational musicians such as Pierre Barbizet, Geneviève Joy, Claude Helffer, Henri Dutilleux, Anne-Marie Ghirardelli and Jacques Rouvier.


After studying in France I moved to London to explore new adventures. I studied piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Soon I qualified as a teacher and worked my way up the management ladder in education. The teacher’s training course at City University and City Lit inspired me to get my PhD, which I completed in 2006 under the supervision of Dr. Peter O’Hagan and Dr. Caroline Potter.

In my free time, I enjoy many activities with my son, family and friends. Part of the joy and excitement in life that I experience is thanks to the lovely people who are close to me. Life is an adventure I continue to explore.

I am now working as a freelance musician, performing, teaching, examining, adjudicating and researching, so if you are interested in contacting me regarding work, drop me a line!