Welcome, and thank you for visiting my site! Music has been my life’s passion as long as I can remember and I believe very strongly in the power and positive impact that music can have on the individual, as well as the importance of the arts in our communities. Since finishing my masters studies at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, it has been my joy to be able to return to Central PA and develop a flourishing career as a performer, pedagog, and advocate for the arts.
Growing up in a musical family and performing from a young age has allowed me the unique perspective of being able to communicate with an audience and to find the balance between personal expression and service in performance. Seeking that balance is the guiding principal in all the work that I do whether on stage, in the pit, in the studio, or teaching private lessons.
I am currently a member of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, the Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestra, both in State College, PA, and the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, in Williamsport, PA. You can also catch me playing bluegrass Wednesday nights at 7:30 with local favorites Haystack Lightnin’, as well as Fridays at 7:00 with AAA Blues Band, both at Zeno’s Pub in State College, 100 W. College Ave.
I am also available for private lessons in State College at The Music Mart, 227 E. Beaver Ave; The Music Academy, 2790 W. College Ave.#7; and in Huntingdon at Juniata College, 1700 Moore St. Check out my lessons page for more information!