A Pittsburgh area native, I studied flute with Kathryn Master, A. Virginia Netchi, Mindy Cable, and Paul Fried, playing in area honors ensembles, until continuing study with Dr. Frances Lapp Averitt at Shenandoah University. In the process of earning my Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from The Boston Conservatory in 1988, I studied flute with Randolph Bowman and piccolo with Lois Schaefer, playing in large ensembles, chamber groups, and the Arlington (MA) Symphony Orchestra. Current memberships include National Flute Association and Westmoreland Symphonic Winds, principal/ piccolo. I have taught at Seton Hill University since 1991 in Community Music Division and since 1998 as Adjunct Faculty.
In addition to assisting Seton Hill University students as they complete the Music Department's requirements on flute, I embrace the opportunity to pinpoint areas needing special attention in their playing, customizing a plan for improvement. At a suitable time in the student's development, piccolo playing, with its own set of details and needs, is emphasized.
As each of my fine teachers and conductors contributed to my knowledge and playing, my students find their instruction to be a combination of the treasure that my teachers passed on to me- lessons which they learned from their own great teachers, such as Marcel Moyse and Julius Baker.
Joined Seton Hill: 1998
Hometown: Greensburg, PA
Personal Areas of Interest: Reading, ballet
Academic Areas of Interest: Flute, Piccolo, Music