Since 1969, Pennie Foster has accompanied the Saddleback Chorale and served as organist-pianist for the Laguna Beach Methodist Church where she and her husband, Jeff, lead the Music Ministry. Pennie is on Saddleback College’s associate faculty where she was the 2004 Teacher of the Year and has taught class piano since 1979.
She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and Music from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she was a music staff accompanist. She has received great joy as a collaborative pianist for soloists and groups, and she began her career at an early age by accompanying her father’s music students.
Pennie and M’lou Dietzer formed the Janus Duo, a piano duet team which produced five CD’s and performed lecture-recitals extensively throughout southern California. Currently, Pennie performs with pianists Deborah Glass, Daniel Thompson and Michael Vantrease in the Sodalis Piano Quartet.