Playing the violin has been a life-long passion of mine. I learned to play the violin at the age of nine and have enjoyed playing in orchestras, small groups and as a solo performer ever since. My goal in teaching is to share this passion so that others can gain a lifetime of joy from playing the violin.
I was actively involved in music throughout my college years continuing my violin studies with Marcia Henry Liebenow and Walter Olivares and performing as a member of the Glacier Symphony Orchestra, the Missoula Symphony and the University of Montana Orchestra.
For the past 30 years, I have been a first violinist with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra and served as the Marketing Chair for many years. In addition, I have played in a contemporary Christian band for 12 years. I have enjoyed many special performances over the years including events with Amy Grant, Art Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson and Doc Severinsen.
I am proud to be a part of the teaching faculty at Boulder Suzuki Strings which offers Suzuki instruction for students ages 3-18. I have completed a Suzuki Violin Pedagogy Certificate at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music which includes comprehensive training in Suzuki books 1-8. I will complete training in Suzuki books 9 and 10 this summer.
In addition, I am mom to two Suzuki trained violinists which has given me a good perspective on the wonderful benefits and occasional challenges involved with having your child learn the violin.
My other interests include being a Certified Professional Photographer and tap dancing.