- B.A. with Music Concentration, Capital University, 1978
- National Certified Teacher of Music by Music Teachers National Association
- 8 Years Public School Teaching
- Independent Piano Teacher since 1977
- Music Teachers National Association Member
- Ohio Music Teachers Association Member
- Maryland State Music Teachers Association Member
- National Guild of Piano Teachers Member
- Adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers
- Adjudicator for Ohio and Maryland Music Teacher Associations
- Vice-President Student Activities 2002-2003 Central East District Ohio Music Teachers Association
- President 2004-2010 Southern Maryland District Maryland State Music Teachers Association
- Over 24 years of private study of piano, including on-going study of piano pedagogy.
- Regular attendance to local, state, and national conferences and workshops.