I have spent 19 years teaching music, primary instrument piano, secondary instrument voice. After 5 years of college training for an Army Nursing career, I returned to my first love: music. Returning for 2 years as a voice major and piano minor, I had an invaluable experience learning to teach with 2 years of mentoring from two incredible concert pianists, who had each been successfully teaching, and inspiring a love for music, for over 45 years between them. I sang for 2 years in a small women’s accapella choir, with an additional 8 years as soloist, choir member, and pianist. In addition, I have studied and embraced the Suzuki philosophy, which is that we are all musical. I have taught my children music specifically on the piano, and always encouraged them to listen to and thereby sing melodies and various harmonies and rhythms. We love to sing! Music is an art form and a tool to interpret our existence: emotions, experiences, interpretations, and philosophies. I consider it essential to a full human experience, and am passionate about inspiring students to love developing their own freedom to express through music, whatever the instrument.