Renée graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Cello Performance from Portland State University. Renée is a member of the professional music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon.Renée has been teaching music for over 40 years with piano as her secondary instrument, as well as vocal studies and composition. She has remained current on the latest techniques in pedagogical training and performance. Other areas of extensive study and teaching are dance and art with great success in all ages from three years of age through adulthood. She believes creativity is necessary to the mind, body, soul, and emotions, as a key to wellness, expression and understanding. Her passion is a deep desire to help others find the joy of music and the arts through her own creativity and performance as well as their own; for music is not mere notes but the embodiment of the spirit.