Kathleen earned a Bachelors in Music Education from Baker University located in Baldwin City, Kansas. In 1980, upon completion of a Master's in Music Ed. from James Madison University, Kathleen began a private apprenticeship in Piano Technology with (then president of the Piano Technicians Guild Inc.) Mr. Ernie Preiutt in Independence, Missouri. Kathleen is a licensed craftsmen member of the Piano Technicians Guild Inc. with 32 years of experience in tuning and repairing acoustic pianos. She brings to Kailua Music School over 25 years of teaching experience in piano, flute, beginning guitar and music theory.