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