I started with traditional piano lessons when I was in first grade. My mom would take me to the Chicago Symphony, and I thought that was really cool. I decided I wanted to play in a group, so I told my mother I wanted to play the clarinet, but I ended up with a flute. I played flute in orchestra through 8th grade. It was so much fun that I decided orchestra was where I wanted to be.
Then I in high school, I was placed in a band. How I missed orchestra music! Seeing the Chicago Symphony perform, I became aware that in the whole symphony there were only two flute players. I saw what the future held if I stayed the course.
That sparked a search. I knew I needed to try a string instrument. Trouble is, the violin felt awkward, and I was so teeny only 4¹6² in high school, that I couldn¹t see myself trying to hold a bass.
Then I listened to a friend play the cello. That sealed the deal. It was so natural for me to play that I decided to devote my time to it.
CELLO STUDIES/ENSEMBLE EXPERIENCE
For more than 30 year, I¹ve played cello in orchestras and ensembles in the Boston area, including Cape Ann Symphony and Salem Philharmonic. I'm now a member of a string quartet. Last summer, I attended Apple Hill's Chamber Music Workshop on scholarship.
Now, I'm a frequent soloist at special events and weddings throughout the North Shore, Southern New Hampshire and Maine. Check out reviews to see what people are saying!
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