Welcome to my Bookshelf!

I've always been someone who loves to read. When I was young, I would come home from the library with books stacked so high in my arms that they touched my nose. I have learned so much from reading over the years and would like to share some of my favorites with you here. Check back regularly for new recommendations!

Where do I get my books?

Books can be expensive, especially for students and young professionals. Some of my favorite places to get books are local small business bookstores,, thrift stores, and through my library. I also love to read via audiobook and often do that through my local library as well (almost all libraries offer digital ebooks and audiobooks for free). Some of the best apps for these are Hoopla, Libby, Overdrive, and Cloud Reader.

Neuroscience in Music Pedagogy

This is a fascinating book that served as much of the inspiration and research behind my lecture recital as a doctoral student. I believe that a strong understanding of how the brain functions is extremely beneficial as an educator.

The Inner Game of Tennis

This is a classic book and (in my opinion) should be required reading for every music student.

Unsung: A History of Women in American Music

This is an excellent resource for anyone looking to read a more diverse history of music or for research in music. I read this book as part of Diversify the Stand's Bookclub. To learn more about the great work they are doing, click HERE.