Tina started playing music in the Catholic church at age 13 and has been involved in sacred music, from healing tones to contemporary tunes ever since. "Beginning this spiritual journey with the congregation at Morningstar has been a shining light in my life. My first service was the Ash Wednesday service. I walked away truly feeling fulfilled." she says.
Tina runs her own private studio, Love N Heart Music, in Dundee where focus is on finding one's artistry and joy in playing piano, singing, and performing. Recently, Tina joined with River City Mixed Chorus and has become an advocate for inclusiveness and faith. Her family was formed when she met Frank Fong, Tai Master and also a musician, ten years ago. Together they have two boys, Gregory and Samuel. Belonging to a faith family is new territory for the Fongs. "It will be interesting to see where God leads me and what Spirit's standard of leadership becomes as I strive to get the congregation singing, too!"
As a teacher, Tina has worked with children and adults in the San Diego area and in Omaha. Originally from Wausa, Nebraska, Tina ventured out on her first teaching job at Mountain Empire Unified School District in 1999 and won the "Heart of the Mountain" Award from the local Kiwanis association after planning and implementing a "Moonlight Train Ride" as a fundraiser for the underfunded music program. She held singing soup suppers and grew the program to include a junior and senior high choir, elementary band, pep band and a combined Jr/Sr High band. All within five short years. Following that, Tina moved back to Nebraska and worked with the Montessori Children's Room, became a certified Music Together facilitator, and had her children. All teaching credentials now expired, Tina is happy to be practicing her skills with the Morningstar Preschool in the near future and planning those Summer Sunday worship services!