Faye started piano lessons at age six and soon after attended the Harand Studios of the Theatre Arts. She pursued academic studies in piano and voice at the Chicago Musical College and SF State University, earning her BA at Excelsior College in Albany, NY. In 1979, a fascination with Europe led Faye to Italy, where she stayed for twenty-five years.
Throughout an almost 40-year career, Faye has divided her time between her two passions: teaching and performing. In Italy, she taught voice, piano, and chorus at the Florence Music Academy, voice and song interpretation at the Bernstein School of Musical Theater in Bologna, and jazz voice at the John Coltrane School of Jazz in Rome. She has performed throughout Italy, Europe, and the States in various ensembles, languages, and styles, from musical theater and jazz to Jewish and Italian folk songs. She has recorded three CDs and has sung live on Italian, Swiss, and Austrian radio stations.
Faye returned to the States in 2003. Here at the Center for Musical Arts, she teaches piano and voice to all ages, adult jazz voice, and the adult musical theater class, the Broadway Boomers. Faye’s students are also given numerous opportunities to perform throughout the year.
“With me, you will acquire a solid foundation in music theory and excellent technical skills. You will learn to accompany yourself and others on the piano. You will learn to interpret the meaning of a song’s story and the emotions it evokes. In short, you will learn to transform simple notes on a page into beautiful sounds that can touch us in some way, and hopefully, you’ll leave me with a love of music that will spur you to continue making music and supporting music in all its forms for the rest of your life.”