*I have played the violin since the age of 9, taking lessons from members of the National Symphony in Washington, DC and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
*I played in the Montgomery County Youth Orchestras in 8th grade through high school.
*I was a music major at Swarthmore College, where I played in the Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, serving as co-concertmaster and principal second.
*I have a PhD in music history from the University of Chicago, where I also played in the Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.
*I taught music appreciation classes to college students at the University of Chicago and Roosevelt University.
*I received training in baroque performance practice from the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.
*I played baroque violin professionally in The City Musick orchestra
*I have taught violin in River Forest since 2004.
*I have played in the first violin section of the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest since 2002.
*References are available on request.