Composer / Pianist / Educator
"Pyramid Power is the best of every song in the galaxy!"
Zia, age 8 (student of Jason Sifford, Iowa)
It all started with my first love, the piano. From making up stories on the keys with my mom while swinging little legs on the piano bench, music has ballooned into a life beyond my wildest imagination. I still weave those musical stories, but I now share them with students and teachers across the country and around the planet. Best known are my piano publications, though I have ventured full steam ahead into the realm of band, orchestra and vocal music. I do enjoy writing my own lyrics for song cycles. My son Nick recently asked me which composition is my best accomplishment through all the years. This was confusing to me. My response? “I haven’t written it yet.”
Angel's Landing, Zion National Park
Adventure is fuel for the imagination.
More beautiful than music
My soul's home away from home.
Sami village in Ostersund, Sweden
Feed the soul and other creatures!
Memories of Mom
A secret cove
Jewels of the inland sea
Ancient and now
Energy and serenity from the beaches of Lake Superior
Take me North!
Who isn't inspired by the colors of Fall in MN?
The beauty of transition
Inspiration at my feet
My rescue kitty who adores music
Your spirit lives on in my music
22 years of companionship