*MA, New York University (Music and Performing Arts Professions, emphasis in Educational Theatre)
*California Single Subject Teaching Credential, THEATER
"I am always mesmerized when I watch Diane play. She's one with the piano: connected, united."
~Sandee Yamamoto, Producer
"Diane literally makes the keyboard speak.
She draws forth emotion with every note."
~ Chloe Tucker, ACTRESS/REALTOR/REAL ESTATE PERSONALITY https://www.chloeinmanhattan.com/
All ages and stages
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Thank goodness my mom brought the Xylophone home from her Kindergarten classroom every weekend!
According to my parents, I was able to figure out simple tunes on the xylophone by ear when I was 3 years old ... which inspired them to take me to a one-day Yamaha piano class when I was 4 years old ... (that they had to drag me away from because, apparently, I was so emotionally impacted by, and connected to, the music and lyrics we learned, I started to cry and did not want to leave.) Our brown Kohler and Campbell piano arrived (see below) when I turned 6 ...
and that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship I continue to cherish whenever I am at my parents' house.
I have joyfully been tinkling the ebonies and ivories for many years. Whether musical directing, playing in the pit, accompanying rehearsals, teaching piano, playing for special events, or inspiring impromptu sing-alongs at parties and gatherings,
you can find me at the piano daily.
"I could not imagine performing without Diane at the piano. We are always in perfect dialogue, exchanging and communicating, storyteller to storyteller." - Branden Holzer, ACTOR
"Diane is my go-to for self-tape accompaniment and audition cuts! Because she's a director and musical director, she truly understands how to ensure the music supports and inspires my storytelling." ~ Akira Shelton, THEATRE STUDENT
Diane, (at piano), is Director | Musical Director | Accompanist
of the Broadway Regional Award-winning one-man cabaret, LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT, starring, Branden Holzer.
If there's a piano, I'll find it!
Even while hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park!