Jennifer has been playing the piano since she was in kindergarten. Her older brother started piano lessons, and she begged her mother to let her start lessons too. She had an instant connection with the piano and felt at “home” on the piano bench.
Throughout her school years, Jennifer immersed herself in anything to do with music. She played for specials at church, accompanied soloists and groups at church and school, played percussion in band, and even marched in the drumline in marching band.
She attended Butler University with a performance scholarship and graduated with a degree in Music (piano emphasis) in 1993. During her time at Butler, she performed as a soloist and as a two-piano duo. Her time at Butler gave her much insight on performing and teaching piano.
Throughout her adult life, Jennifer has continued to perform as a soloist, with soloists, and with ensembles. Her greatest passion is teaching. She wants to pass her knowledge, skill, and love of music to new generations of pianists.
When she’s not teaching or performing, Jennifer loves to spend time with her husband, kids, and grandkids. She loves to travel, especially to Disney World.