My name is Denise Bachleda, I grew up in Buchanan and now reside in Bridgman. I have 3 children, two which are grown and one a junior in high school, and one beautiful grandbaby. Music has always played a huge part in my life; I took piano lessons for 12 years growing up, and was pianist for the performance choir and jazz band as well as first chair clarinet in school band and the SB Youth Symphony. More recently I was the contemporary worship leader and pianist for 16 years for a local church, and pianist for the Tin Shops children’s musical. I have been teaching piano for the last 7 years; mainly children ages 5-17, but also a few adults. I love watching people grow their talents and learn to make music!