I studied piano and flamenco dance at the Escuela Superior de Musica Y Danza in my hometown of Monterrey, Mexico. A graduate of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music I studied with Eugene Pridonoff on a Van Cliburn full four-year scholarship. While there, I won several piano competitions including the Ohio Music Teachers Association Collegiate Competition and was notably selected as the audience favorite at the Joanna Hodges Competition in Palm Springs, CA. My husband Jeffrey and I were the soloist pianists on tour through Mexico with the Baroque ensemble of the College-Conservatory of Music playing one of Bach’s double piano Concerto directed by Eiji Hashimoto.
As a music educator, I taught K-8 for 8 years. I received a level three certificate in Orff Schulwerk while studying at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria. I founded the Music & Arts Institute and led the piano department at the University Place Presbyterian Church in Tacoma WA.
Here in Georgia, I have been invited as a music clinician for the Georgia Music Teachers Association sponsored by Peripole, and serve as a mentor for the Children’s Music department for the First Presbyterian church Marietta, and for their Music and Arts Institute.
I have led our Children’s Music and Ministry here at St. James since 2019.