Edna began teaching music lessons in 1991, directing theatre productions for youth in 1993, and founded Greenleaf Academy in 1999. She has a background in Suzuki piano and Kindermusik and a degree in Christian Education. One of her favorite quotes by Shinichi Suzuki is “happiness develops ability.” Her goal for students at Greenleaf is not only excellence in skill, but to develop a love for the arts and a passion for serving others. Her philosophy is that God is the Creator and Master Artist of all. All things, including our gifts in music, art, dance, and theatre, are from Him, for Him, and to Him. When not at Greenleaf, Edna enjoys spending time with her husband David and their children.