I grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, and I began playing the violin at the age of five years old. I was home-schooled from K-12th grade. I participated in many college preparatory music programs in Rhode Island and New York City. I earned a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at the Robert Mcduffie Center for Strings at Mercer University. In 2016, I relocated to Dallas to pursue graduate studies at Southern Methodist University, where I received a Master of Music and a Performer Diploma in Violin Performance. During my graduate studies, I studied with Emanuel Borok, the former concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. I am an active performer. I am a member of the Plano Symphony Orchestra, Irving Symphony Orchestra, and Dallas Chamber Symphony. Previously, I was the Orchestra Director at Heritage Christian Academy and have been teaching privately for the past six years. Over the summers, I have performed at various music festivals, such as the National Repertory Orchestra, Rome Chamber Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival, and the National Orchestral Institute. I have performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. When I am not teaching or performing, I love traveling and hiking.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? a musician
Why do you choose to work at CCA? I choose to work at CCA because I believe in the mission that we inspire a passion for excellence, a heart of grace, and a character of Christ.
What is one fun fact about you? I am the youngest of six children.
What is your favorite book of all time? Well, this a hard choice but I would say that I use often The Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching by Ivan Galamian. Galamian was one of the greatest violin teachers of all time, and his findings have drastically shaped my own playing and teaching.
What is one thing that can instantly make your day better? Just a simple word of encouragement
What do you like to do for fun? Travel/Hike