I am a violinist, violist and sometime bodhrán player and pianist. I’ve played in a variety of settings but prefer playing with chamber groups and traditional-music bands. While growing up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, I studied violin with Sigrid Gullickson at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, took piano lessons from Rita Shur and was a member of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra for five years.
At the University of Pennsylvania, I studied viola with David Yang, chamber music performance with the Daedalus Quartet, was a member of the Penn Chamber Music Society for four years, and was the assistant principal violist in the Penn Symphony Orchestra. I also participated in the Marion Anderson and Bessie and Harry Bodek fellowship solo performance program. Through my former synagogue, Kol Tzedek, I was a fiddle player in the Klezmer All-Stars.
I am certified in the Suzuki method and have been teaching since 2004. Here is more extensive information about my Suzuki training:
- Every Child Can and Book 1: Ithaca College Suzuki Institute with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, 2008
- Book 2: Chicago Suzuki Institute with Joanne Melvin, 2011
- Book 3: Chicago Suzuki Institute with Ann Montzka-Smelser, 2012
- Book 4: Chicago Suzuki Institute with Joanne Melvin, 2012
- Suzuki Principles in Action: Western Springs School of Talent Education with Cathy Wood, 2012
I am also in the process of applying for my Level 1 Certificate of Achievement.
I previously taught with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Progressions program, Symphony in C’s school outreach programs in Camden, NJ, and at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute in Chicago, IL.
At this time I am not actively seeking performance opportunities. However, if you are doing something interesting with chamber music or contemporary music, please let me know! Please note that I do not play weddings unless it is for a friend or family member.