First of all, thank you for visiting my website! I set this up many years ago to give people a glimpse of who I am and what I do. I am first and foremost a piano player and a singer, a composer, a music director, a worship leader. I love to teach and coach. I am an intermediate level recording engineer (how’s that for a ringing endorsement!). I am a devoted dog owner to Gus, Maisie and Coco. And I am a mom to two amazing adult children.
I worked for many years as a singer/performer, playing many high-profile gigs and venues. I had my own original band (Breathing Room and then The Horizons) and released 2 records. I have written a few musicals over the years, and if you are familiar at all with that process, then you know that every show is a years-long commitment of writing, recording, arranging and scoring, with the final goal to get the show produced. Jerusalem A.D., City of Light, América Tropical and The Path to Catherine are all full-length works of mine that I am immensely proud of.
Being a musical theater director over the last decade has brought me so much joy, as I get to bring together all my skills into one big package and work with some truly beautiful and talented people along the way. In 2019 I seemed to go from one show to the next, often MD-ing 2 and 3 shows at a time. What a year that was! I was honored to receive the LA Scenie Award for Music Director of the Year for all of my accumulative work. And then 2020 hit and it all screeched to a halt. But it gave me the chance to write and record two new original shows that I hope to develop further in 2021.
I am proud to be on the Teaching and Accompaniment Staff at AMDA, College of the Performing Arts, a school that has launched some of the most successful careers in theater, film and television. And finally, I will be calling University Christian Church of Culver City my spiritual home, as I join the staff as Worship Arts and Events Director in January of 2021.