I am a concert pianist and piano instructor currently teaching in my San Diego studio in which I have 2 grand pianos: one is a Steinway “B” (7 feet long) and the other is a Heintzman baby grand (5’7”). The Steinway is a concert size, is 75 years old and is both bright and beautifully mellow; therefore, it is an excellent instrument for me to play and teach on. The other piano is used for 2-piano work with some of my students. *
I grew up in New York where I studied piano with several Juilliard graduates who were also performing artists. Part of my own excellent music education was constantly attending the recitals and concerts (at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Town Hall among other venues) of some of the world’s greatest pianists and other solo performers and chamber music ensembles.
I attended both Mannes College of Music and Juilliard School of Music from which I graduated with an Artist’s Diploma. My master teacher was Jacob Lateiner with whom I studied for several years.
I also lived in London, England for two years and received a Licentiate from the Royal Academy of Music. Along the way I sang in several professional choirs in New York, Boston, and London.
After returning to the U.S., I moved to California and attended U.S.C. where I completed my Master’s in Performance under Joanna Graudan and David Berfield.
I have concertized as a soloist and chamber musician in New York, Boston, London, Los Angeles, the Berkeley/San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego. I have been a concerto soloist but have mainly concentrated on solo recitals and chamber music; in both, I play all styles from Baroque to contemporary.
I have taught piano since 1968 in various locations and have taught in San Diego since 1981.