Over the last 15 years I have enjoyed teaching, playing, and composing music. I teach violin, viola, cello, and piano, incorporating at the student’s discretion concepts of music composition and theory. In the process as well as the performance, I aim for an enriching experience for all my students, namely, in creating music that satisfies. As violinist I have experience in performance with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and church groups. A brief educational background includes degrees in music composition from Northern Illinois University (B.M.) and The University of Iowa (M.A.) where I was teaching assistant in music theory and research assistant in music composition for the dance department. At NIU, I studied violin and chamber performance with Matthias Tacke of the Vermeer Quartet, and while at both universities I studied harpsichord with James Brown, Richard Hoskins, and Dr. Gregory Hand. In music composition I studied extensively with Dr. David Gompper, Dr. Lawrence Fritts, Dr. Robert Fleisher, Dr. Ted Hatmaker, and Dr. David Maki.