I started playing the violin when I was 8 years old. I went to Nazareth College for my Bachelor and Master's degrees. I am an active string adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). I have also served on the board of the Monroe County School Music Assocation (MCSMA) board as elementary orchestra coordinator. I primarily perform with the Greater Rochester Women's Philharmonic Orchestra and the Center Stage Pops Orchestra as a violinist. When I am not playing violin or teaching orchestra, I enjoy walking my dog, reading books, watching anime with my husband, or playing Animal Crossing. I also love travelling! I have been to Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and many states around the U.S. I am very excited to be your orchestra teacher this year!