Bio: Grew up in Alabama--love the South, die-hard progressive. Doing my thing in Evanston since 1989. Mentors and teachers include Roy MacAllister, Daniel Ericourt, Delores Howard, Deborah Sobol and Abbey Simon. Big fan of being in the right place at the right time. Love the exploration of music and expression through teaching--highly independent spirit. Founder and artistic director of The Musical Offering in Evanston. Piano instructor at the Chicago Academy for the Arts. Arts partner with Beacon Academy High School in Evanston.