I graduated from Hazelwood West High School and went on to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Southeast Missouri State University. After teaching Suzuki violin lessons for a year and a half I continued my education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and there earned my Master’s degree in Music Education.
Bachelor of Music Education
Master of Music Education
This year will be my eighth year teaching Orchestra in Sikeston. I currently teach 7th Grade Violin/Viola, 8th Grade Orchestra, 7th Grade Cello/Bass, Chamber Orchestra, and Philharmonic Orchestra.
Before teaching in Sikeston I taught private violin and viola lessons using mostly the Suzuki method. I lead Suzuki group classes at the Southeast Music Academy along with teaching group classes through schools in the Carbondale area.
I am married to Mr. Heithaus. I have one human child and another on the way. I also have 3 fur babies. I have two cats named Minerva and Ginny, and a dog named Mozart..
When not teaching I enjoy playing my violin and viola. I perform with both the Paducah and SEMO Symphonies. I also love to read, cook, sew, enjoy the outdoors, and hang out with my kid.