Bachelor of Music, Salem College, 1947. Postgraduate, Juilliard School Music, 1950. Master of Arts, Smith College, 1951.
Doctor in Museum Arts, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1989.
Head piano department Mary Burnham School Girls, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1949—1951. Pianist Smith College, composer dance and drama department, 1951—1952. Head music department Walnut Hill School Girls, Natick, Massachusetts, 1952—1954.
Private piano teacher High Point, North Carolina, 1954—1966. Concert pianist appearing, Europe, since 1948. Duo-piano performances Public Broadcasting Service-television, Columbia, South Carolina, 1967, Winston Salem Symphony, North Carolina, 1964—1968, Eastern Museum Festival, Greensboro, 1969.
Member Junior League. Member of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Married Robert Emery Bencini, June 26, 1954. Children: Robert Emery III, Constance Bencini Waller, John McGregor.