I grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois outside of Chicago. I started playing the violin when I was 3. My first teaching opportunity was at the Irish Music Foundation in Chicago. I have a BA in Music Education and K-12 Licensure from Metro State University of Denver. Suzuki Certification in Violin and Viola was completed at the University of Denver. I was performing professionally as a violinist and fiddle player already so I took up Clarinet and played in the College Band at MSU. My violin and fiddle career include:
St. Mary's Baroque Orchestra
John Tesh Alive Album and PBS special
Potcheen Irish Rock Band, Denver Loft Sessions video on YouTube
My 23 year old son lives in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and is working as a field engineer for a power plant construction. He graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a Mechanical Engineering Degree.
My 21 year old daughter lives in Denver, Colorado where she attends the Colorado School of Mines. She is starting her Junior year as a Chemical Engineering Major with a Manufacturing Emphasis.
My 10 year old son will be attending Point Higgins Elementary. He loves minecraft, skiing and legos.
Skiing, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, yoga, SUP and kayak.