Biography:

I was born and raised in the Detroit area of Michigan.  I have spent my years training children, young people and adults in the medium of music.  I love seeing people grow in music and want to see them develop into well-rounded musicians.  I started piano lessons in 4th grade and music has enriched my life ever since!

Education:

  • Associates Degree in Church Music
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Theory/Composition
  • (Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, and Grand Valley State University, Michigan)
  • 2-year Certificate of Advanced Music Studies, Leadership Program for Musicians, 2012
  • Master's Level work in Education

Associations/Memberships:

 

1. Member of MENC

2. Member of the National Federation of Music Teachers  www.pianoguild.com

3. Trained/Licensed with Kindermusik International

 

 

Teaching/Directing/Ajudicating

 

* Adjudicator at local choral/music competitions and festivals including Fredericksburg American Idol and the Virginia District Choral Festivals for Spotsylvania Public Schools

*Taught  weekly classes for "Cinderella" with CYT (Christian Youth Theater) 

*15 years of teaching pre-K through high school music and choir

* 25 years of private teaching instruction

* 2 years, Director of Music Education, Jordan Kitts Music

*Co-Founder of the Spotswood School of Music & Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

*Licensed Kindermusik Instructor   www.kindermusik.com  2006 - 2015

*On staff with the Spotswood Baptist Church, church accompanist  2002-2008

*3 professional recordings: Lifegiver ,  On a Journey,  From The Cradle To The Cross

*Member of the Master's Quartet    2005-2008

*Presently Director of Music at Church of the Messiah, Fredericksburg  www.churchofmessiah.org

* Served on the board of the Leadership Program for Musicians  2014-2018

* Accompanist of the Spotsylvanians Community Choir 2016 - Present

 

Watch Rochelle and a student play a duet at her church:  Click on http://www.motionbox.com/video/player/a09bd8bc101fe028