Colleen began studying piano in the Suzuki method at an early age and went on to complete the Grade 10 exam requirements through the Western Board of Music before earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance (Honours) from the University of Calgary. She is also certified as a Suzuki Piano Instructor.
Colleen maintains a busy private piano studio at the U of L Conservatory, and enjoys wide variety in her teaching career, helping young beginners channel their enthusiasm into reliable technique and beautiful tone, preparing older students for piano and theory exams, and teaching music appreciation classes to homeschooled children. She also loves working with instrumentalists and vocalists at the university as they develop into professional musicians, and collaborating with Southern Alberta’s finest classical musicians as a member of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra. Colleen also performs regularly in chamber music recitals through the Music at Noon series at the University of Lethbridge.