Dayna has been playing piano for thirty years, and has been a part of many different musical venues; including the opening of the Bartlett Performing Arts Center and an act for the Mid South Fair, both in Memphis, Tennessee, plus she has participated in multiple bands, ensembles, and orchestras across the United States.
She studied piano under Judith Fairchild, NCTM, ABD, and Samuel Viviano, NCTM, BSM, MSM.
She was both her high school and college choir accompanist, participated in many competitions throughout the Mid-South, and has performed internationally. Dayna was also one of the original members of the all girl pop band, Dear Daddy, based and signed out of Connecticut, and toured Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and all over New England.
Dayna has been teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced piano lessons for over twenty years, with nearly one hundred students under her tutelage; she is passionate about instilling the love of music in students of all ages.
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.