Office Hours—Spring 2011
- Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-noon
Courses I Teach
B.A. in Music with vocal emphasis from University of Northern Iowa (2001)
M.A. in Music with piano pedagogy emphasis from University of Northern Iowa (2003)
Yamaha Technology Seminars, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003
Keyboard Ensemble Technology Seminar, 2004, 2005
Group Piano Empowerment Seminar, 2007
I have been an adjunct instructor in music at Hawkeye since Fall 2008 and have also been an independent teacher of voice and piano for over 27 years as owner/instructor of Lear Music Studio and Cedar Valley Music Academy. I hold Permanent Professional Certification in piano and voice from the Music Teachers National Association and the Iowa Master Teacher Adjudicator certificate. I am also a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music College of Examiners and an adjudicator for the Carnegie Hall/Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Assessments in piano and voice conducted throughout Canada and the U.S.
My activities have included musical director/composer and accompanist backstage for theatre productions such as Godspell and The Hobbit and onstage as Jenny Lind in Barnum, Marian in Music Man and most recently as Cinderella’s mother in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods with the Waterloo Community Playhouse. In 2005, I was soprano soloist for the premiere of a multi-media musical, Fabric of a Family at the University of Kentucky. My husband Roger and I have three children and love sharing music as a family.
My professional associations include state and divisional offices in Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) where I served for six years on the National Certification Commission and the Iowa Federation of Music Clubs as state president and currently serve as Iowa’s representative on the National Federation of Music Clubs Board of Directors.
Locally, I am the current treasurer of the Northeast Area Music Teachers Association (NAMTA) and Waterloo B Natural Music Club. I served three years in the capacity of Youth Concert Chair for the Friends of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra.
- Northeast Area Music Teachers Association (NAMTA), 1984-current
- Iowa Music Teachers Association (IMTA), 1984-current
- Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), 1984-current
- Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity (SAI), 2001-current
- Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Fraternity, 2003-current
- Iowa Federation of Music Clubs (IFMC), 1981-current
- National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), 1981-current
- Waterloo B Natural Music Club, 1981-current
- Metropolitan Chorale, 1987-current
- Friends of Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, 1989-current
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