BA Cornell University, 1980, Anthropology
MA Teachers College at Columbia University, 1988, ESL
Suzuki Teacher Training: Every Child Can, Violin Book 1 with
Peggy Crow; Violin Book 2 with Ed Sprunger; Violin Books
3 and 4 with Michele Higa George; Group Class with Michele Higa
George; Violin Practicum with Michele Higa George.
Mark O'Connor Method Teacher Training: Books 1, 2, 3, 4 with
Professional Association Memberships: Suzuki Association of the
Americas, Greater Austin Suzuki Association
Ongoing professional development is a priority. Each time I meet
with your child or my adult students, my goal is to provide top-
quality instruction. I find fresh insights, skill, and inspiration by
taking classes on a yearly basis.
I grew up in Ohio, where my family attended the Youngstown
Symphony, the sublime Cleveland Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh
Symphony. I began viola in middle school orchestra. While
in high school I studied with Kay Slocum of the Youngstown
Symphony. I played in my high school orchestra and the
Youngstown State University orchestra, and later in community
orchestras and chamber groups in upstate NY. While at Cornell, I
studied viola with Darrell Barnes and Jenny Hanson of the Ithaca
College School of Music, then with Roberta Crawford and others.
I am a mom of four, three grown and one in high school. Favorite
diversions are walking, reading, and playing in the violin section
of the Starlight Symphony in Wimberley.