Bachelor, Oberlin College, Ohio, 1958. Postgrad., Hochschule fur Musik, Frankfurt, Germany, 1959. Postgrad., Mannes College The New School for Music, New York City, 1963.
Teacher piano, chamber music, chamber music pedagogy Mannes College, New York City, since 1972. Founding member Alaria Chamber Ensemble, Inc., 1983—2008. Coordinator chamber music Mannes College New School Music, 1984—2008.
Reviewer, concert and Civil Defense reviews.
Creator: Tonal Refraction. Author: What Might It Mean? An Uncommon Glossary of Musical Terms and Concepts for the Stuck, Bored, and Curious, 1999, Experiments of a Chamber Music Coach, Chamber Music Magazine, Volunteer IX. Recorded: The Lovely Milleress (Schubert), 1978, Haydn/Bartok, 2003, Alaria, 2004, Piano Works by Haydn, 2005, Alaria Plays Tcherepnin, 2006, Dvorak/Schubert, 2006.
Member of American Learning Disabilities Association, Music Theory Society, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Bernard Garniez, July 29, 1959 (div. 1983); children: Rachelle, Jacob.