Bio

I began my studies as a Suzuki violin student at the age of six. I was a student of Carol Sykes, who studied with Dr. Suzuki in Japan. I then went on to study at the Longy School of Music, as a student of Janet Packer, in the Young Performers program.

I grew up on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, and traveled to Boston every weekend for lessons, orchestra, chamber music and theory classes. At home on the Vineyard, I began teaching as an apprentice to the string teacher for the public schools, and later started my own studio.

I hold a Bachelor of Violin Performance from Boston University where I studied with Bayla Keyes, and a Master of Music in Performance from New England Conservatory where I studied with Eric Rosenblith and MaryLou Speaker Churchill.  During this time I continued to teach privately on the Vineyard.

After completing my Masters, I became the Strings teacher for the Brookline Public Schools, where I taught for two years.  I knew I loved teaching, but I was coming to realize that I wanted to get back to the Suzuki method, the method that I had learned as a child. I completed my Suzuki Teacher Training in books 1-8 at the Ithaca College and Hartt Suzuki Institutes with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Carol Smith, Vera McCoy Sulentic, Carol Sykes, Edmund Sprunger, Ed Kreitman, and Sue Baer. From 2004-2013 I taught Suzuki Violin at the Longy School of Music.

My students have performed at Symphony Hall, the Childrens Museum, the May Fair in Harvard Square, First Thursdays in JP, and played the National Anthem for the Boston Celtics.

I live in Jamaica Plain with my husband and 3 daughters.