I began playing violin at age 9 and studied with Yakov Kulashevsky, a Russian\Jewish violinist who came from Europe and studied there as well. Through middle and high school I went through the Lavilla and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and was exposed to many years of orchestral playing as well as small ensembles. In high school I also picked up playing viola and learned the ins and out of the instrument. After high school I was accepted into Jacksonville University with a full scholarship and there I studied under Dr. Marguerite Richardson and graduated with a Bachelors in Music Performance on the violin. I also studied with a principle violinist from the Jacksonville Symphony. Now post college I focus on teaching other students how to play the violin in my own private studio, as well as playing music for weddings, churches, and different kind of events
Ever since I was a little girl, I absolutely loved wedding and to this day I still do. However even more so now I love to be part of the wedding and make the extra special for the bride, groom, and their guests. This passion has pushed me to start Violin Vita, a business that connects the events with the music. I have a handful of excellent musicians I turn to, in order to help me make your event special!
Teaching is another passion of mine! As kids growing up playing teacher was definitely one of my favorite games. Now that little hobby has turned into a reality. I have taken specific courses throughout high school and university that focus on teaching and even teaching children with special needs, such as down syndrome or autism. Teaching requires a lot of patience and strength, yet a good teacher will always see the potential their student has. And that is my desire, to push the student to their maximum potential!