Piano and VoiceMs. Taylor was born and raised in Austin and first started singing at church when she was a teenager.
She is starting her fourth year as the Choir Director at All Saints Presbyterian Church (PCA), where she's been a member since 2004. She has taught voice and piano lessons for 15 years and has over 20 years of experience as a church musician, working first as a professional singer and Cantor for the Diocese of Austin, a Liturgical Music Director for St. Theresa's Catholic School, and now teaching music to “Small Saints" on Sundays. She sings and helps lead worship at church and with performs with a variety of organizations in the Austin area, including for seasons with the Austin Opera Chorus. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Education from U.T. Austin and studied and coached with: Gilda Cruz - Romo, David Small (both of UT Austin), Nyle Matsuoka (Austin Opera), and Kristin Roach (San Antonio Opera). While her training is primarily classical, Ms. Taylor loves teaching all styles of singing - modern and legit Musical Theater, Top 40, CCM, anime theme songs (!) - whatever (appropriate) music helps a student get excited about their studies. Ms. Taylor is particularly passionate about helping students with performance anxiety or pitch matching issues overcome their difficulties, learning to match and sing with confidence. She has specialized in this work as a teacher and has seen excellent outcomes for many students who experience "stage fright" or were once labeled as "tone deaf". Ms. Taylor would love to teach your child to sing, play the piano, sing and play the piano at the same time, and even help with that ukulele song they were trying to learn on YouTube all summer. She drinks too much coffee, knits badly, owns the world's cutest dog, adores live theater, and loves books, movies, good television, hiking on the trails, and weird/cute video games.