When I was 9 years old, I came home from school one day, declaring I was going to play the violin. Thus my violin lessons began with my school music teacher who happened to be a cellist. I eventually began taking private lessons from someone who actually played the violin and have fond memories of Mrs. Nofsinger, my teacher. She was such a nurturing, encouraging teacher and endured week after week of my screeching and questionable intonation.
some early pictures of me - Mrs. Nofsinger is on piano
In high school I was getting a little more serious about my musical endeavors and decided it was time for some honest feedback. This decision led me to a new teacher, Mr. Szepessy. He wasn't one to sugar coat his criticisms, but behind his sometimes harsh words he was a softie.
me and Mr. Szepessy
Joanne Bath, Ara Gregorian (both at ECU), myself and Sharon Miller (EMU)
I love music and I love sharing it with others. Over the years I have studied, worked and played with many inspiring individuals. What a blessing it has been to have had these people in my life. I hope some of our experiences will inspire you and your journey as well.