My Background

My career began in Chicago performing locally with jazz trios and then as a featured night club act that travelled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Asia. I toured with the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars as a back-up pianist and vocalist, and later performed as featured vocalist with Brazilian organist Walter Wanderly. After returning to California I worked for many years as a solo pianist and vocalist in the Bay Area's finest hotels and currently perform with my husband, trumpeter Jim Franz, and our band (managed through Island City Entertainment) all over the Bay.

Sharing my Passion

My musical passion has shifted over the years from live performance to instruction. I spent eight years teaching pre-school music in San Francisco at Belvedere Montessori before moving to private lessons at Piedmont Piano and my home studio in Alameda. I love working with young children, teenagers, and young-at-heart adults and believe that sharing the joy of music is a path to enriching your life.