In celebration of our 60th anniversary, we will feature NSMS alumni as part of our Alumni Spotlight series throughout 2020.
Which years were you at NSMS?
I taught at NSMS from 2000-2005.
What is a favorite NSMS memory?
So many it's hard to choose! Student recitals, teaching group lessons (Jazz Improv class!), faculty recital, working with Ted Cooper in group class, working at 'the condo' with Louise Goss (for the Frances Clark Center and for Keyboard Companion magazine), learning from great teachers like Marvin Blickenstaff, Elvina Pearce and others, staff Christmas parties in the classroom, afternoon teaching-day prep work with my colleagues upstairs in the office space . . . so many more!
What are you doing now?
I am the Piano Technology Program Manager at University of Notre Dame.
What role does your education at NSMS play in your life today?
Though I no longer teach piano, the NSMS instilled in me a love for teaching (and learning) that I share with my own children. It also taught me how to interact with children of all ages. I use those skills frequently and I still love to teach and to share (I'll often ask if I can play a duet with a young student after I've finished servicing their piano).
Are you an NSMS Alum? We'd love to hear from you. Please complete this alumni connection form.