I have had a split personality between my music and business careers for most of my working life. However, even in my music career, there is another split – between piano and organ.
As I find myself devoting more time to music, this split continues. Although I began my musical journey as a pianist, I have played many instruments with keys: celesta, fortepiano, harpsichord, xylophone, and marimba. Although the piano remains my first love, the organ has become a close second.
I challenge myself to learn repertoire on both instruments. I play solo recitals and collaborate with talented singers and instrumentalists as well.
I enjoy teaching the piano to students of all levels and ages who enjoy the piano as well. I try to give them a well-rounded music education. I’m a big fan of my students, whether their accomplishments occur in lessons, recitals, or festivals.
I enjoy being part of a community of teachers, performers, and visual artists. I cherish my network of artist friends who inspire each other and seek to enlarge the presence and quality of art in our lives.
I am a pianist and an organist who loves to teach and perform. I collaborate with fellow artists to nourish and enrich my community.
This document is more commonly called an Artist’s Statement. It’s often a required document for artists who wish to submit their works for inclusion in a showing at a gallery or museum. I wrote it as part of my experience in Artist INC, a training program that helped me become better at the business of being an artist.