My music career started at a very young age. My mother was my first piano teacher, because it tradition in our family for the women to learn piano. As I got older and my love and passion for music grew, and my family saw that I was serious I started a long line of piano teachers that would last me throughout my college career. While in college my music education consist of piano lessons, music theory 1-4, multiple music history classes, ear training, and sight reading. I also participated in numerous choirs, ensembles, and performed at various churches throughout Tennessee as well as providing piano accompaniment during mission trips when I was younger.
After completing my studies, I have played piano and bass guitar in a number of churches. I have also held several different positions as the pianist for several churches. One of my biggest accomplishments has been to be appointed as Director of music Ministry for the Church of the Good Shepherd.
As Director it is my responsibility to coordinate all music provided for worship services, special sacramental occasions, and parish events or concerts. I provide the piano music for the regular scheduled services as well as all special services. I also assist the pastor with planning various special services throughout the year.
As Director I have introduced several new piece of music to the congregation, combining combining traditional with some contemporary style. In 2020, with help of Rev Jason Crowder, I helped to put together a Handbell Choir that performs a couple times a year. There are several projects that I am currently working on putting together for the church that I feel will help showcase the traditional flare of the church, and the music program.
12 years of private piano instruction
6 years of instrumental instruction in Sweetwater High School Band / Pep / Jazz / Concert 1999-2000 Piano Instruction at Roane State Community College
2002-2004 Instruction in Piano, Voice, Music Theory , Ear Training at Hiwassee College 2004-2009 Instruction in Piano and Music Theory at Middle Tennessee State University
Organizations and Clubs that I have been associated with:
Sweetwater High School Marching Wildcats
Sweetwater High School Jazz Band
Sweetwater High School Concert Band
Sweetwater High School Pep Band
Hiwassee College Choir
Hiwassee College Shalom Choir
Fairview Baptist Tabernacle – Pianist while on mission trips
Outpost Mission Church – Piano and Bass Guitar
Church of the Good Shepherd – Director of Music Ministry