Born in Detroit, I grew up in a family of teachers and musicians. I‘m proud to now be a teacher and musician myself. I first learned piano from my mother, who was the minister of music at our local church. After playing the piano on and off for years, in 1995 I moved to the DC area and decided to study music seriously. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from area players like Robert Redd, Charles Covington, and Tim Murphy. In 2000, I received my music education degree from Towson University and now share jazz with young people as a music teacher. Over the years, I’ve also honed my performance skills in DC clubs like Utopia, Twins, Bohemian Caverns and Jojo’s. Since 2011 I’ve served as the pianist for the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, which has made appearances at events such as the DC Jazz Festival, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, and the Congressional Black Caucus. I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to do what I do in an area with such a rich musical and cultural history.