I’m not afraid to admit my age. I was born in in Milwaukee, WI in 1966 and lived there until age 3 when my parents built a house in Hubertus. That’s where I grew up.
I am a musician. I have been a musician since I was five years old. It all started one Christmas when I received my first piano - a toy piano - much like the kind Schroeder played (from Charlie Brown fame). I took to it quickly, and was soon enrolled in piano lessons. Not too much later, my parents invested in a real, full-sized piano.
Fast forward to college... I became a music major at UW-Superior, and then UW-Stevens Point, where I earned my degree in Composition/Theory. It was in Point that I landed my first teaching position as a private piano instructor with the conservatory.
I moved from Stevens Point back to the Milwaukee area in 1990. There I met my husband, Todd. His family owned a local music store and I started teaching piano there. In 1993 we married, and went on to have two beautiful boys - Nick (1995) and Andy (1999).
In 2001 I started a new adventure in music - I found Plank Road Publishing and became a music editor there. (Plank Road is an awesome company owned by two awesome people, Paul & Teresa Jennings. You can learn more about their great company, and Music K-8 Magazine by going to MusicK8.com) Eventually I had a few recorder tunes published with Plank Road, as well as one sacred vocal selection.
In 2011 I "retired" from my day job as a music editor, and now I spend my time working here in my home studio! I love to create multitrack music videos on Youtube, and since I started that, I've been able to build up a small business selling sheet music arrangements and learning tracks packages. And my LATEST new adventure is our new "virtual" vocal ensemble Chapter Six! I've teamed up with 5 other singers from around the world to form an a cappella group. We are producing music videos featuring unique arrangements and compositions written by our own members (including me)! You can learn more about us on our Facebook page here: CHAPTER SIX on Facebook
I'm so happy to be able to do what I love most - make music!