Terri’s aptitude scores qualified her to attend the Westpoint Military Academy Preparatory School, but she decided to stay with music by joining the US Army Bands Career Program and served as a Flute and Piccolo Player with the Army’s band at Ansbach, Germany.
After completing her active duty military service tour, she returned to studies at Drury University and subsequently began teaching in public schools.
Terri furthered her studies in the education field through graduate work at the University of Missouri at Columbia and ultimately attained lifetime certification in the State of Missouri.
Upon conclusion of her career in the education field, and after relocating permanently to the Kansas City metro area, Terri began working for the Veterans Administration assisting clients’ access to their hard-earned benefits.
Ms. Burnett is the Chief, Financial Officer and also co-directs the Kansas City Area Youth Jazz public charity, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization whose programs include the Artists Recording Collective, Bird Boot Camp, Jazz Artistry Now, and Kansas City Area Youth Jazz.