Studied with Frances Oman Clark, Kalamazoo, 1942-1960; student, Kalamazoo College, 1954-1955; Bachelor of Music, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, 1959; studied with Doctor Julius Hereford, New York City, 1957-1959; student, New School for Music Study, Princeton, 1960-1961; studied with David Kraehenbuehl, Princeton, 1959-1961, 84-97; studied with Erno Balogh, Washington, 1976-1979; studied with Ross Lee Finney, New York City, 1987-1988; studied with Madame Ming Tcherepnin, New York City, 1979-1991.
Piano teacher, Frances Clark Studios, Kalamazoo, 1951-1954; piano faculty piano and preparatory departments, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, 1956-1960; founding faculty member, co-director piano playshops, piano teacher, New School for Music Study, Princeton, 1960-1961; co-founder, kindergarten teacher, Montessori primary director, Hope Montessori School, Annandale, Virginia, 1963-1968; co-founder, lower elementary director, New City Montessori School, Washington, 1969-1974; piano faculty, New School for Music Study, Princeton, 1978-1980; director of music upper elementary level, St. Michael's Montessori School, New York City, 1979-1981; piano teacher/coach, Braden Piano Studio, Washington, 1975-1978; piano teacher/coach, Braden Piano Studio, New York City, since 1979. Workshop leader on music and general education local and regional meetings, conversations, North America Montessori Teachers Association, 1972-1980.
Performer benefit concerts United Nations International School, New York, Flossmoor (Illinois) Montessori School, others, since 1964, Meadowlakes Retirement Home, Heightstown, New Jersey, 1980, 82, 83, Jewish Hospital and Home for Aged, New York City, 1996, 97. Participant Concert Celebrating United Nations Day, Texas School for Boys and St. Alcuin's Montessori School, Dallas, 1984. Member local 802 music union American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, New York City, 1984-1989, 97-.
Member Music Teachers National assosiation, New York State Music Teachers Association, New York University Interactive Performance Group.
Married Edmund Sanford Jones, March 14, 1959 (divorced August 1983). Children: Carrie Brooke Hirsch, David Sanford, Christopher Braden, Charles Clemens, Mary Evelyn Reilley.