Hi, I’m Vivian and I’m very glad you have found me. I thought you might want to know a little bit about how I became an accompanist/collaborative pianist.
As the daughter of a piano tuner and a piano teacher, I learned to play the piano at the age of 3. By the time I was 12 I had a love for accompanying and started as rehearsal accompanist for my church and school choirs as well as summer musical theatre productions. At 16 I began teaching piano in my mother’s studio.
I received a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from The College of Wooster, and a Master’s Degree in Accompanying and Chamber Music from Michigan State University.
I have worked as a staff accompanist at Northeast Missouri State, and the University of North Georgia. I have also worked in a freelance capacity at The University of Indianapolis and The University of Georgia. In all of these positions I have worked with vocal and instrumental students as well as choral and chamber groups and consequently, have developed a wide range of repertoire over my 40 year career.
As a collaborative pianist, it is my great joy to come along side you to help achieve your musical goals, whatever they may be. I truly love playing for a living!