About

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The Lord gave me the opportunity to begin serving as a church pianist while I was in fifth grade.

My piano teacher had to move and fortunately she had just taught me how to improvise from the hymnal!

I started by playing octaves in the left hand and triads in the right hand for fullness.

Being thrust into such a posistion gave me an immediate desire to learn much in a short amount of time!  (It was nice to have dad as the music director)  🙂

I was also blessed with six years worth of piano teachers who prepared me for this moment.

Now…many years later….I can look back on that time and be thankful for what the Lord has allowed me to learn.

My Music History

Pianist for all school programs during my high school years

Competed in annual state fine arts festival from 8th – 12th grade (classical and sacred piano solo)

Won 1st place in state competition: sacred piano solo (12th grade)

Began composing music  in 7th grade

Published works through Soundforth/Lorenz Publishing Corporation

Started teaching private lessons  at age 16

Received six accumulative years of piano training by excellent teachers

Published first piano arrangement in 1996

Training numerous pianists all over the world for the role of church pianist

Six years of teaching music in Christian schools (private piano, high school choir director & drama coach, elementary music classes)

Current Activity

Teach private piano lessons

Compose arrangements for piano students

Participate in music concerts for local nursing homes

Pianist/Ensemble coach at  church

Compose piano/vocal/other instrumental arrangements

Training church pianists all over the world via internet

Current author of thechurchpianist.com

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My desire is to encourage other church pianists across the world by offering improvising tips and other helps through this website.  A passion of mine is to bring the traditional hymns to life through creative improvising.

Several of my piano hymn arrangements and vocal arrangements of my dad’s songs have been published by Soundforth/Lorenz Publishing Corporation.

I look forward to sharing and learning along with my readers as we seek to glorify Him through our ministry in music.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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