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My Background

I have maintained a large private class of violin students full time in Farmington Hills, MI as well as online from July, 2003-present. I recently opened a similar studio in the Southeast Florida area.  I teach at both locations online and in person.  The studios are open 12 months of the year. In addition to teaching violin I also coach chamber music.  I am also a physician with an MD degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois. I am residency trained in both Anesthesiology as well as Preventive and Occupational Medicine.


Curriculum Vitae


1977-78 Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan High School Diploma, Principal Second Violin with IAA Orchestra

1978-1980 Oberlin College and Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio

1980-1983 Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio B.A. Degree, Music(Violin Performance) and Natural Sciences



1971-1977 Interlochen National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan

1978, 1980, 1981, and 1983 Meadowmount School of Music Westport, New York

2001 Sleepy Hollow Chamber Music Festival Grand Rapids, Michigan

2001, 2002 Interlochen Chamber Music Conference, Interlochen, Michigan

2003 Suzuki Institute of Chicago Teacher Training Courses 1A and 1B

2004 Northern Lights Music Festival, Aurora, Minnesota Suzuki Association of the Americas National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2005-present Instructor of Farmington Cultural Center Beginners’ Violin Classes, Private Studio Chamber Music Coach

2006 Suzuki Association of the Americas National Conference/Early Childhood Education Training Course

2007-2019 Participant at the Starling-DeLay Violin Symposium at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, New York



1987 Concertmistress, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, New Haven, CT

1988-1991 Principal Second Violin-Northwestern University Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago, IL

1991-Soloist with NUPO, Chicago, IL(Bach Double Violin Concerto)

1997-1998 Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra Bloomfield Hills, MI section violin 2002-2003 Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Hills, MI section violin/Assistant Concertmistress

2003-2004 Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra Sub-first violin section

1980-present Participation and performances in many chamber ensembles both professionally and as a hobby

2023-present Orchestra Delray, Delray, FL Assistant Principal Second Violinist



Annie Fullard,  FIRST VIOLINIST OF THE CAVANI QUARTET and  Distinguished Artist and Yates Chair in Chamber Music at The McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia

Linda Cerone and David Cerone(Cleveland Institute of Music), Paul Biss(New England Conservatory), Rosemary Malocsay(Interlochen Arts Academy), Mary Hess(Meadowmount School of Music), Dorothy Mauney(Oberlin Conservatory), Sibbi Bernhardsson(Pacifica String Quartet), Sally O’Reilly(University of Minnesota), Linda Thomssen(Kansas City Symphony Orchestra)

Special Project: Sharon Rothstein Master Class Series April 5, 2020 – present (see for details)

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