I'm from Colorado,
Pueblo, Colorado, a steel mill town,
and practiced on our Chickering upright piano.
At Centennial High School
I was a star!
I graduated high school and
went to college at
The Univerisity of Denver where
I studied piano with Mr. A.
where I studied piano with Mr. D.
I was in the madrigal choir.
When I graduated, the only place I wanted to go
to graduate school was
I enjoyed my childhood of piano lessons and music-making. But as time went on I developed bigger dreams: moving to New York to attend the esteemed Manhattan School of Music. However, this goal was a bit more difficult than I expected. As I struggle with my self-sabotaging demons, shaky memorization and insufficient technique, I master a falling piano, a sweltering practice room, a music-hating neighbor, a condescending teacher and other obstacles that confront a young Colorado classical pianist who has decided to tackle the Big Apple!
In this music-filled 60 minute solo show, I create over ten characters including my piano teachers: a kindly childhood teacher, my University of Denver teacher who opens up my eyes to the world of New York and my formidable first NY piano teacher. Throughout the show I play the piano music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy and Schubert.
And then there's that mysterious New Yorker Magazine...
And I was in for.....
Parkside Evangeline Salvation Army Home for Women,
the Sheraton Hotel,
NYU Law School and
And my dream GOAL ?
THE MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC
To attend graduate school at: