Miriam is at present a music specialist at the Bullis Charter School in Los Altos, California. She received her B.M. Music Education at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines; M.M. Music Education at Holy Names University, Oakland, California; Ph.D. in Music at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and was an International Kodály Society scholar at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. She has taught a wide range of levels—early childhood, elementary, middle school, high school and university. She is a returning faculty for the HNU Kodály Summer Institute. She has presented lectures, keynote addresses and in-service training to students and teachers in the Philippines, U.S.A, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Mexico, England and Scotland. Miriam has conducted a revolutionary research towards the indigenization and localization of the music education program in the Philippines resulting in the publication of several folksong collections.