Simply stated, LaLa is what my grandchildren call me and for that reason alone, it’s my favorite ‘name’.  The icing on the cake is that it has a nice music  connotation, so

“La La’s Piano Players” seemed a logical choice!

As a young piano student, I was highly motivated and inspired by one particularly creative piano teacher who made my lessons challenging, interesting and fun.  Had she not let me be “me,” I would not have fallen in love with playing the piano the way that I did!

It's always about the student

I have been playing in churches since the age of fourteen.  I have been both pianist and organist for several Roanoke area churches.  I recently retired from my position as a Choir Director and a Pianist for a local area church.  I currently fill-in as a substitute pianist for many local churches.


In my working with children’s music programs, summer camps, as well as volunteering with special needs organizations, I have fostered a passion for sharing my love  of playing the piano and teaching others.  I am blessed to have had the opportunities to have this talent to become a huge part of my life.

Music, and the piano specifically, provides a valuable therapy for everyone who is fortunate enough to have the opportunity to learn how to play.

My current students certainly agree, and I welcome the opportunity to share our enthusiasm with you or your child.

Private Piano Lessons

My Mission

About La La

I love music and people!

My mission is simple but firm: “To teach the love of music, using the piano, to both typical and special needs students through individualized lesson plans”

Though not a pure music major, I am a former teacher who realized very early that all students do not learn the same way. Every student I have is truly unique in interest, application, and learning style, and for those reasons, each lesson is refreshing, fun, and exciting! The basics (theory and technique) are certainly a vital part of this program, but when ready, students are encouraged to “make pieces their own.” What a joy to see this phase unfold!