Birth City: Caracas, Venezuela.
College: Indiana University, Major: Piano and Interior Design.
Graduate School: Indiana University, Major: Interior Design and Fine Arts Photography.
Graduate School: University of St. Thomas, Major: Piano Performance and Pedagogy.
Suzuki teachers: Constance Starr, Nancy Pederson, Marilynn Taggart, Doris Koppelman, Fay Adams.
Piano teachers: Katherine Faricy, Kari Miller, Enrica Cavallo-Gulli, Harriet Serr, Gloria Kucich .
I am native of Venezuela. I came to this country in 1980 mainly because at the time music was not taught in Universities in my country. I had a very strong desire to have a college degree although I had acquired a good music background in Venezuela, both through private lessons and conservatory studies.
My first step was at Indiana University. I considered Bloomington, Indiana, a great place to raise my four children as well as to get my very coveted degree. The three years I thought it would take got stretched to 36 years now. I never went back to my country except for family visits.
My family of four children has now expanded to include six grandchildren and my dear in-laws.