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I have had the rare privilege of working in two careers that I love. The first was classical guitar performance during university followed by 25 years in interior design. Both disciplines were inspired by my parents who brought their love of fine arts to Canada from Germany after World War II. When all else was abandoned, even their religion, the beauty of classical music and the great art masters remained an essential remnant. While my dad filled our home with the sounds of Deutsche Gramophone recordings, my mother placed books containing full colour images of old master paintings and sculptures in my hands. Those images, and evenings listening to grand symphonies gave me a profound yet confusing desire that I could not understand as a child. This yearning for beauty caused an artistic tension I feel to this day……which art is greater? When I retired from interior design, I swung back into teaching guitar part-time as a pre-retirement job. The demand for a female teacher who could take the younger students quickly filled all my available spots and I found myself teaching full-time. COVID 19 caused the cessation of in-person lessons in March of 2019, and I switched to teaching ZOOM lessons. Presenting music lessons on ZOOM has sharpened what and how I teach. I am very excited to be offering guitar & ukulele classes at St. Mark’s.


  • G4 Guitar Teacher Training, 2010 – Current
  • National Council for Interior Design Qualifiication,1984
  • Associate of Interior Design, Kwantlen Polytech University.1984
  • Third Year, Bachelor of Music, University of British Columbia, 1976
  • High School Diploma, Lord Tweedsmuir Senior Secondary School 1972


  • Long & McQuade, Langley, BC – Guitar and Ukulele teacher 2013 – July 30, 2021
  • Stringz Guitar Studio, Surrey, BC – Proprietor 2002 – 2013
  • Contract Interior Designer, Surrey, BC Residential Designer – 2000 – 2002
  • Keate & Co. Interior Designers, Vancouver, BC – Design Assistant 1997 – 2000
  • Design Assistance, Surrey BC – Proprietor 1990 – 2013
  • Government of the NWT, Yellowknife, NWT – Facilities Designer 1986 – 1988
  • Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce, NWT – Mainstreet Coordinator 1988 – 1990
  • The Bentall Group, Vancouver, BC – Interior Designer 1984 – 1986
  • Carillon Music, Coquitlam, BC – Marketing Director 1980 – 1982
  • RCMP, Langley Detachment, BC – Civilian Officer 1976 – 1980
  • Key-Note Music, Surrey, BC – student teacher 1972 – 1973

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