I am an educator and music director who presents and organizes music education, arts aesthetics, composition, and social emotional learning sessions and events for local and state music and arts organizations. I am also an adjudicator for music festivals and music education organizations. As a certified life coach, I provide career coaching for educators and teaching artists, teacher leadership training, and general life coaching.

I taught chorus and general music in Coventry, Connecticut where I conducted the premiere of my composition “Flying to the Light” for treble voices, piano, and alto saxophone. Previously I taught general music and chorus in my hometown of Manchester, Connecticut. While teaching in Manchester I was instrumental in establishing the Fifth Grade Honors Chorus and was named ‘Teacher of the Year’ at Keeney Street Elementary School. I also taught voice and piano lessons at Summit Studios Performing Arts Center in Manchester for many years.

As a Dalio Teacher Fellow, I attended Lincoln Center Education’s Summer Forum Aesthetic Education Immersion in 2019 and continue to be a facilitator of arts aesthetics education. I completed postgraduate studies in Educational Leadership at Sacred Heart University in 2018; earned a Master of Music in Music Education and Kodály Level III Certification from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford in 2010; and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Southern Maine 2005.

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