ABOUT MS. REBECCA
Ms. Rebecca hails from St. Mary’s, Ohio. She started music at 6 when she joined her church music program. She was constantly part of choral programs in middle school and high school. High marks in Solo snd Ensemble Festivals pushed her to pursue music.
Rebecca graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Music degree before continuing her studies at Michigan State University, where she earned a Masters in Piano Performance. She has been performing and teaching music in one form or another ever since. One of her most memorable performances was Learning and performing Les Preludes by Franz Liszt.
Her teaching career includes thirty-one-years in public education. She taught college-level curriculum as an intern at Michigan State University, then as an adjunct instructor at Jordon College and Grand Rapids Community College. She also taught English and Elementary Music at Grand Rapids Public Schools, Elementary Music at Kentwood Public Schools, English at East Kentwood High School, and Elementary Music at Kentwood Public Schools.
In her spare time, Rebecca performs in a piano duet with June Nelson. She has served as a pianist with the Westwind Woodwind Quintet for the past sixteen years. She's also an avid Mahjong player, a Chinese tile game.
Ms. Rebecca is active in the Piano Teacher’s Forum of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Musicians League, the local affiliate of Michigan Music Federation of Music Clubs, the Michigan Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association and the St. Cecilia Music Society. Several of her former students have gone on to become accomplished musicians in their own right: Nathan Ellis, Mary Jean Warner, and Blake Ray.