Greetings! I am currently the Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy and Director of Keyboard Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis - St. Paul.
A performer, educator, author, and performance coach, I especially enjoy working with musicians and other creative artists who struggle with performance anxiety or who want to develop their mental skills for peak performance experiences.
I am a certified meditation instructor with post-graduate training in sport psychology, and I frequently offer in-person and virtual workshops, masterclasses, and personal coaching sessions.
“It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald
I am currently working hard as a Fulbright Scholar during the 2022-2023 academic year. I am teaching and conducting research on performance anxiety management and the development of mental skills for musicians at the Ankara Müzik ve Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi in Turkey.
Check out Prayers for a Feverish Planet, the brainchild of Dr. Ann DuHamel at the University of Minnesota-Morris. This multi-day event featured 60 pieces of new music about climate change.
Musicians can make a difference!