I am passionate about this work…

Teaching grounds me and connects me to my highest self. It also connects me to a higher purpose. When I teach, my heart connects to the student’s heart. I am teaching the “subject” but more importantly I am teaching the person. Whether they are 5 or 95, I meet them where they are. Teaching raises my life force energy.  Teaching for over 30 years, my students have touched my heart and soul and it has been my honor to create sacred spaces and containers for that knowledge to be shared. I have learned so much from my students! I feel connected to humanity through them, and this web of connection is magical, truly a gift. Each student gives me the chance to learn more, find out more, seek answers, broaden my knowledge, and own my experience. And to be vulnerable – that luminous vulnerability is so precious.

My background and experience…

I have over thirty years of teaching experience in sharing what I have learned..and what I am always learning!! I have my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in voice from Michigan State University and have been privileged to teach music, drama and dance in the public schools and community colleges in Michigan and Illinois. Prior to moving to Maui in 2011, I spent sixteen years in Chicago as a professional actor, singer, and vocal coach.  A member of Actor’s Equity Association, I have performed in over a hundred professional theatrical productions, in both summer stock and regional theatre throughout the country. Click here to view my theatrical resume. I have training and experience in many different dance and movement modalities, including jazz, modern, ballet, tap, Alexander Technique, Feldenkreis, and four belts in the Nia Technique. Music therapy classes in college sparked my interest in sound healing.  Today I incorporate alchemy crystal singing bowls into my sound healing meditations for an integrated sound healing experience.  I also have my First and Second Degree Reiki certifications and incorporate this in all my work. I bring a compassionate heart to all my classes, holding space for authenticity, truth, inner wisdom, playfulness, creativity, fun

…and healing.

MOVEMENT – GRACE – EMPOWERMENT – STRENGTH – CONFIDENCE  – BEAUTY – COMPASSION – PLAYFULNESS – ARTISTRY – PEACE