I started violin lessons in the 4th grade , public school group lessons, and a year later had a private teacher and my own violin. I studied formally and represented the Public School system Music Program, such as All City, and also the Youth Orchestra of Greater Philadelphia. I majored in College in Music Ed. and Violin performance, and graduated with two BA from Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. I have participated with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, Haddonfield Symphony, Philadelphia Sinfonia, Chestnut Hill Symphony Orchestra, Olney Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Club of Philadelphia, and several other community groups, and have freelanced and taught privately.