The Juilliard School, Bachelor of Music
Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music
Boston University, Doctorate of Musical Arts
What is your educational/professional background?
I started playing the piano at age five, and cello at age eleven. Since then I have dedicated 20 years of my life practicing and practicing. Before moving to Nashville, I was an active chamber and orchestral performer around Boston area and had a studio of private students.
What brought you to Belmont?
I was attracted to the fellow position and the environment of the Belmont community. When I visited the campus for an interview in March, Boston was going through multiple nor’easter and I was screaming in excitement to see tulips on campus in MARCH. We don’t see tulips in Boston until first week of May. So…. yes warm weather was another factor =)
What is your favorite part about working with college students?
Although I enjoy teaching young students, with college students it is much easier to guide them into more advanced musical conversations and technical approach.
When you’re not busy grading, prepping classes, researching, etc., how do you enjoy spending your time?
My all time favorite hobby is figure skating. Although I have not been able to find time since I moved to Nashville, I hope to find a good private coach over the summer. I like to take my dog Cuddles to parks and trails. Cleaning my home is a stress relieving activity for me and I also enjoy working out at the gym.
Is there anything else you would like the Belmont community to know about you and/or your role at Belmont?
There are many wonderful concerts and recitals given by our students and faculty every week and we would love to see you!