My passion for the guitar started in high school, and I knew as a junior I wanted to study music. I graduated with a B.A. in Jazz Composition and Arranging from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I started teaching guitar privately in 1993, and became involved in the The Bonnie Raitt/Fender Music Education program offered nationally by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. This is when I discovered my true passion. Besides teaching privately, I have taught in multiple locations, including The Pittsburgh Music Academy, Moravian College Music Institute, and currently at Temple Music Preparatory in Philadelphia. Since being introduced to the Suzuki Method in 1998, I have studied with Frank Longay, Mychal Gendron, and Bill Kossler, and I am a registered teacher with the Suzuki Association of America.

From 1993 to1995, I took PTP (Partnering the Possible) training with Dr. Dawna Markova, which is the study and application of how learning styles affect communication and education. Understanding that each student has his/her own unique way of taking in information has been a vital part of my teaching.