As a pianist, she has frequently performed her own music as well as music by her fellow composers and works from the standard repertoire. She has performed in a wide variety of venues, from a West Hollywood nightclub to the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican. From 2000 to 2002 she was one half of the Geisel Library Toy Piano duo with Scott Paulson, and she appeared on ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and on PBS's California's Gold with Huell Howser. She has also performed as a chamber musician, vocal accompanist, church musician and music theater pianist.
She was born in St. Louis, and grew up in Northern California's Napa Valley. A fervent city girl at heart, she realized her dream of moving to the mythical realm that she always considered her spiritual home -- New York City -- in her carefree post-college days. Alas, the rents were too high and the apartments too small and run-down to sustain this dream life over the long term. But she still subscribes to the New York Times Sunday edition.
She now lives in Boston with her physician/poet husband and a feline bodhisattva named Piccolo.