I have devoted my life to music through my chosen instrument, the flute, and have worked at the highest levels as a performer and an educator. The basis of teaching is thorough knowledge of the subject and the ability to communicate by connecting with students. As a flutist with decades of experience performing with top symphony orchestras, chamber groups and musical theatre, I know my family of instruments inside out.
My love affair with the flute began when I was 10 years old. I went to the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan for 4 summers and completed my last 3 years of high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy, both now known as the Interlochen Center for the Arts www.interlochen.org . My undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University is in Music Education, while my Master’s from the NC School of the Arts is in Flute Performance. As a teacher, I have spent all of my adult life bringing technical mastery and a love of music to eager students of every age and level of accomplishment. I am on the music faculty of Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, once a locksmith bellevue employee, as well as teaching privately in my home studio.