I come from a long line of musicians and music teachers, everything from organists to trumpet players. As a child, I was always surrounded by music, whether it was my mother and my father singing duets, or my mother playing piano. I briefly played piano as a very small child, and then began playing violin in the second grade. Through the support of my family, and my wonderful teachers, I excelled quickly. I always knew music would be a lifelong passion. I began teaching children when I was 16, using the same method I was taught, Suzuki.
When it was time for me to go to college and choose my future, I knew that I wanted to study the violin more seriously. I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under music and academic scholarships, and studied violin privately with Professor David Neely. My love for the instrument flourished, as did my skills, and by my senior year, I was concertmaster of the University of Nebraska Symphony Orchestra. I also continued with my love for teaching, and built a small studio from my home in Lincoln.
I graduated from the university in 2005. In 2006, I joined Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra as a contracted violinist. In 2009, I was chosen to attend the National Orchestral Institute under scholarship, where I worked with internationally renowned conductors and distinguished musicians, including many principal players in major symphony orchestras.
Currently, I am living in Lincoln with my husband, our dog, and our two cats. I am still playing with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, and teaching violin from my home, which is a great joy of mine.