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I hold a BM in Piano Performance from Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC. I graduated cum laude in 1976 with awards in both music theory and composition.

I have maintained a successful private studio since, teaching all levels and ages, from 5 to adult.

I also worked as the director of the Salem College Community School for six years from 1996-2003.

In addition to teaching full-time, I also am an internationally published composer of teaching literature. My publishers include: Frederick Harris, Summy Burchard, and Willis. Many of my pieces have won awards for composition and have been used on various contests lists. I have given workshops in the U.S. and Canada on both literature and the use of composition in the studio to teach practical theory and creative musical thinking.

I am an active member of the national, state and local MTNA organizations and currently serve as president of the Greensboro Music Teacher's Association.

I also adjudicate at area festival events.

My philosophy in teaching has always been to help students learn how to read and understand music in order to develop a lifetime skill and love of all music. Music has always made such perfect sense to me and it is easy for me to explain it to others. I run an efficient studio with a studio keyboard lab and access to an at-home website. I try to make music study fun and varied with games and incentives. I use the MTNA sponsored Music Achievement Award Program to document student growth. Students have opportunities for performance and composition. I teach year round. In the summer we break from the lesson books to record student music on CD's and explore a particular area of music - for example -Duets or Popular music. I also offer a program for parents of students in the summer as a refresher or beginner course.

Studio Location
Alcon Piano Studio
1207 Westminster Drive
Greensboro, NC 27410
(northwest Greensboro-off Westridge Rd.)
(336) 852-4596