Sheri began her piano study at the age of 8, when an elementary music teacher took note of her interest and talents, and recommended lessons to her parents. Early lessons focused on playing for the church, and by 13 Sheri was playing full services and helping her father, a Baptist minister, with services at missions and nursing homes. A music appreciation class taken in middle school introduced her to classical music and a new interest was born that would turn into a life-long passion. She also sang in her school choirs and at church.
Sheri attended the University of Houston, where she studied piano with Timothy Hester and voice in the studios of Elena Nikolaidi and Stephen Smith and was a member of Concert Chorale, the most prestigious choral ensemble at the university. After college, she performed with the Houston Symphony Chorus from 1996-2005. Currently, she teaches privately and is an accompanist for the Fort Bend Boys Choir, as well as a sought-after accompanist for UIL and Solo/Ensemble events.
A private teacher with over 20 years of experience, Sheri believes that studying an instrument should be a full musical experience. In addition to theory and technique necessary for performance, her students also study music history, ear training, and sight reading. Technology is used in the classroom to enhance the learning experience, whether it be listening to a symphony performance or recording the student’s latest musical achievement.
An active volunteer in her community, Sheri enjoys giving her time to local band and choir programs, the Fort Bend Museum, and service projects for her music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota. She enjoys reading, cooking, and photography.