Courtney has a strong growth mindset and believes everyone can learn to play an instrument. Her late introduction to music has allowed her to understand and connect with students and the frustrations of learning they experience. An avid educator, Courtney draws upon her varied experiences of self-teaching, lessons, and real-world experiences to help students grow and learn about music and themselves.

Courtney initially jammed along to pop and rock songs, then learned to read music in college and expanded into the classical and jazz worlds. She currently plays soulful jazz with E-Line Trio, your favorite grunge and alternative covers with The Awesome Mix Tapes, and dark and complex originals with oeugons are real. Her hobbies include playing accordion, baking, and promoting girls and women in music.