"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within."
-Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926)
Welcome to my website! It is home to music, learning, and conscious growth. I have loved all three for as long as I have memories. The universal language of music speaks directly to the heart, making it capable of crossing cultural and geographical boundaries to uplift the Human Spirit.
Teaching music to all ages both individually and in college classes for the last thirty-four years has allowed me to witness the transforming power of music in the lives of my students. I have dedicated my life to education and am proud to call myself a teacher.
Music can be a beautiful path to self-awareness and conscious growth when approached with an open heart and an inquisitive mind. It is a unique art form for the simple reason that it is ethereal and not based in matter. Music never completely shows up and when it stops it vanishes. Only its effects are felt. These organized vibrations of sound are born in the fertile imagination of the composer and depend on his or her depth of intuition and clarity of reception for their ultimate transmission here in the physical world of matter.
I hope you will make yourself at home and feel free to explore all the music and muses my site has to offer. I know time is precious so thanks for spending some of yours here!