Professor Bachmann earned her Bachelors and Masters
degrees in piano performance from San Francisco
State University, where she studied with the
renowned Hermann Vanderkamp and graduated at the top
of her class. She has performed as soloist,
chamber musician, accompanist, and duo pianist with
Monroe Kanouse, receiving critical acclaim as "first
rate" and displaying "exceptional artistry"
(Sacramento Bee). She has had a long lasting
music relationship with the San Francisco Villa
Sinfonia Foundation professional chamber ensembles,
and has performed the last ten years in the Villa
Piano Trio with Roy Oakley, violin, and David
At Los Medanos College, Professor Bachmann designed
the piano program to teach all levels, from absolute
beginners to piano perfomance music majors. In
additoin to heading the piano program, she taught
harmony and Recital Performance classes.
Along with her keyboard music, Ms. Bachmann's
chamber music compositions have been performed to
critical accaim by Composers Inc. and in other San
Francisco area venues. Her choral music is
popular with Bay Area vocal ensembles.