I was born and raised in upstate New York now residing in Virginia. I've had the opportunity to perform all over this country in some extremely fun venues. I've been playing Piano since 4 years old and started lessons at 6 years old in elementary school. Although I started playing piano very early in life, I didn't learn how to read music until the 8th grade.
While piano is my first love, I simultaneously was singing and harmonizing to everything, and I mean everything. That harmonization and ear for music can be attributed to Sharon, Lois and Bram of the Canadian trio of the same name as well as the television series starring the trio titled The Elephant Show. Later in life I got to meet them as part of my Make-A-Wish event. Because of that opportunity, they ended up becoming mentors. Unfortunately, In April of 2015, we lost Lois to cancer. Sharon, Bram and I still keep in touch often.
Aside from being a pianist- I'm also no stranger to the stage. I have performed on various stages on the East coast as well as NYC cabaret stages and Off-Broadway. I've had a blast playing such roles as The Tinman in The Wiz, Horton in Seussical The Musical, Sister Mary Hubert in Nunsense-A-Men, Tonton in Once On This Island, and Tyrone in Fame The Musical just to name a few.
I've produced and written a few benefit concerts for local charities including The Make-A-Wish Foundation. I also speak at a medical conference frequently. The Oley Foundation is a well-known organization that provides support and services to those living with a chronic illness. I am a national ambassador for the organization. I continue to work in the theatre as well as speaking at different conferences with my mother Madalyn.
When not performing, teaching, music directing or speaking, I can often be seen sitting in and arranging for Elizabeth Joy Terrell and the band Licita. Licita covers the jazz standards as well as finds different interpretations of familiar pieces as well as pop songs old and new.