Welcome to the Abalone Moon Music Studio located in the historical Ralph Earl House, a sophisticated setting that inspires creative learning.

Music Education

I am a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, a classically trained professional violinist involved in orchestras of many kinds, teaching, film scores, and recording.

Bachelor of Music from the University of Rochester/ Eastman School of Music majoring in applied violin and minoring in Piano

MEMI (Modern Early Music Institute) – Exploring Baroque performance practice on “modern” instruments

I have been a student of:

  • Gabriel Banat – Bartok protege, NY Phil.

  • Carroll Glen – Leopold Auer student along with Nathan Milstein, Jascha Heifetz and Mischa Elman, Eastman faculty

  • Mehli Mehta – Galamian student, Curtis Quartet,Conductor, Father of Zubin Mehta

  • Paul Shure – Film Concertmaster, Curtis grad., Founder of Hollywood String Quartet & 1st Violinist

My Career:

I’ve had more than 30 years of experience:

  • performing as a solo violinist

  • performing as a violinist in many orchestras

  • teaching in private studios and classrooms

and have the ability to work well with peers and clients and have acquired organizational skills as leader of sections and curriculum development.

I have recently moved to Paxton, Mass. and this website is being reformatted and updated to include information for my new location. We expect the changes to be completed by mid-summer.

I am a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, a classically trained professional violinist involved in orchestras of many kinds, teaching, film scores, and recording. I and my husband have recently relocated to Paxton Massachusetts. Before this I had returned to the east coast after an extensive career in Los Angeles.

Some highlights of my music career are:

  • Performing with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra for 17 years (often under the direction of Placido Domingo.) 

  • Performing in numerous orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale Orchestra. 

  • Performing with most major ballet companies such as the Bolshoi, Kirov, ABT, Jofferey. 

  • Violinist for many shows such as the “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Les Miserables”, etc. at the Pantages and Ahlmanson theaters. 

  • Performing concerts internationally in Mexico, Canada and on Yanni World tour. 

  • Recorded with Frank Sinatra and numerous other pop and R&B artists. 

  • Recorded numerous film scores such as “Sophie’s Choice”, “Blues Brothers”, and “Dances with Wolves”. 

  • Featured player for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Education concerts. 

  • Performing member of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and their Music Librarian. 

  • Solos on violin and viola for the Hudson Valley Bach Festivals. 

  • Presenter at the Boardman Road Branch of the Poughkeepsie Public Library. 

  • Solo presentation for Sherlock Club “The Hudson Valley Scioentists.” 

  • Violin/Piano teacher at Duchess Community College and private teaching. 

  • Music Appreciation classes for Mainstream Adult Education at Westchester
    Community College. 

  • Developing and teaching music curriculum PK-12. 

  • Wrote educational activities for booklet for Toyota and the Los Angeles Philharmonic school concert. 

  • Private teaching spanning more than 30 years. I teach violin, viola, and piano.

Bach Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord, 2nd Movement