I've been teaching piano since I was 17, running studios in Dallas and Houston. Music runs in my family - my siblings, mother, and I are all pianists, and my father was a lifelong supporter of the arts. At age five, I studied piano with my mother, who manages the Gray School of Music in Dallas. Over the years, I've participated in competitions nationwide and received accolades such as the Mu Phi Epsilon Doty Award and being a semi-finalist in the Beethoven Club competition. I've held staff positions at various institutions and community fine arts schools, including the University of Houston and St. John's School. After 25 years of teaching, I retired from my private studio to focus on my three children, one of whom has autism. As a freelance pianist, I've had the opportunity to play for various performances, from local solos to worship teams and community musicals. Continuing the musical tradition, both my daughters play the violin, and my son plays the drums. I'm happily married to Mike Trent, a criminal defense attorney and tenor in the Texas Master Chorale. I enjoy cooking, crocheting, and camping with my family in my spare time.
BA in Piano Performance, Eastman School of Music
Master of Music in Piano Performance, University of Texas
DMA in Piano Performance, University of Houston
Piano, Houston Northwest Church