I am passionate about teaching, playing and creating music!
Education: College of the Holy Cross (B.A.English), University of Massachusetts/Lowell (M.Ed.General Education), coursework at Longy School of Music, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Music Together®, The People's Music Network, Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, The Children's Music Network. I've also taken private instruction in piano, guitar, banjo, voice.
Instruments: Ukulele, Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Harmonica, Percussion, Mandolin (kind of), Accordion (sort of), kazoo (naturally).
Favorite Musical Memories: Mom's singing and piano playing, learning guitar from Dad, harmony of my uncles and aunts, singing with friends in Glee Club, leading music in churches and colleges, music-camp singalongs, Folk Song Society of Great Boston potlucks, laughing with housemates in Seattle, driving four hours north with my Dad to buy a used Martin guitar, singing lullabies to my three children, music parties, Second Friday Song Circle, Celtic Ceilidh camping & jams with Rakes of the Milford Area, Music Together and The Children's Music Network weekends, Pinewoods music camp jams, Groton's Main Street Cafe Open Mic night, and many more!
Other Hobbies: Nature photography, hiking, dogs, blue water kayaking, bicycling, reading, good coffee.
Professional Activities: Teaching early childhood music/movement classes; running Ukulele Revolution-- my ukulele school in Milford; singing & playing music for Seniors; performing at concerts and parties using music, dance & puppets for children; leading workshops in music/movement or ukulele for teachers; bringing playshops in ukulele to libraries/community centers; coordinating Milford New Hampshire Rise Up Singing group. Long-term projects involve writing & recording songs for families and promoting environmental awareness through music.
Thank you for visiting my site and supporting live music. May music bring peace and joy into your life!