My training as a classical pianist includes performance degrees from the University of Southern California, The Eastman School of Music and the University of Colorado, Boulder.   I was fortunate to work with some of the best teachers in the country including Nelita True, Robert Spillman, and James Bonn.  During my studies, I also fell in love with vocal chamber music and opera.

My career as an opera coach began in the summers with festivals in Aspen and Central City, Colorado and for ten summers in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I then made my living for sixteen years as an Assistant Conductor with the Los Angeles Opera.  While working in the field of opera, I have collaborated daily with many of the world’s finest opera singers and conductors. I am now conducting opera both at Chapman University and in the summers, at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.

I have devoted my life to music making and am eager to share my enthusiasm and insights with students. I have a private studio in my home in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains where I offer both piano lessons and vocal coaching.  Lessons in my studio are generally 60 minutes, but longer sessions can easily be arranged.  We can work regularly or whenever you desire a session.  If you would like to schedule an appointment or discuss the kind of work I do, please e-mail me at or call (626) 437-7209.

Current Projects

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, July 2017: Don Giovanni, conductor

LA Opera Buffs, August 2017: Carmen, musical preparation

Opera Chapman, Fall 2017: A Little Night Music, music director

Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition, Fall 2017

Pittance Chamber Music: Faure Piano Quartet No. 2, Beethoven Trio Op. 11