My love of music started at the age of 10 with my piano teacher Mrs. Doris Meeker of Savage, Maryland. I studied with her for eight years until I graduated from high school and entered the University of Maryland at College Park graduating with a degree in microbiology. My career with FDA as a microbiologist and Consumer Safety Officer ended in 2008 with a well-earned retirement after 30 years of government service. Though I had challenging work and received many honors in my career, I always turned to the piano for inspiration and relaxation. At Peabody in Baltimore, Maryland I studied piano, music theory, adult ensemble, piano concertos, and voice. Those days were a truly memorable period of my life. By focusing into my music, I was able to obtain my career goals and enjoy the benefits it provided later in life. Therefore, I've labeled this music as "micro-music" since it was beneficial to me in enduring my career with FDA. I have enjoyed sharing my love of music with my violinist son Andrei, my lyric soprano daughter-in-law Anne-Marie, and my French teacher daughter Larissa who can also play the piano. I've even started sharing my love of music and piano with my grandchildren, Austin and Bella. Now I am devoting more time to artistic endeavors, piano performance, and continued music studies. I hope that you enjoy the musical selections and my piano performance on the CDs on this site. In the more recent CDs, I especially tried to create a soothing sound for classical music lovers. I feel that this relaxing and soothing music would also be good for meditation, yoga, other forms of rest and relaxation, a prayerful moment, and even drifting off at night into dreamland. Also, I consider myself fortunate to have shared my love of piano performance by playing at teas for about five years at Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, Maryland. My wish to everyone is that you will always keep music in your heart. (Reviews) "I listened to your CD's; you have put a tremendous amount of time, effort, and creativity into them! Congratulations on this accomplishment amidst your busy professional life." Co-Chair of Peabody Prep Piano Dept- Dr. C. Prochazka-Battye 'Wonderful sound, beautiful and sensitive playing' - Numerous colleagues at FDA -' "We enjoy listening to your CDs at our daily cocktail hour." -Travis and Kitty Marshall- "Thank you so much for providing such beautiful music"- Post Garden Club members.