I am motivated cellist and opera singing mother of two. I love performing and teaching music, and sharing the joy of music with others. Singing with the Washington National Opera and the New York Avenue Presbyterian Choir while pursuing my Master of Music degree at GMU allowed me to find the success I desire as a performing artist. Working gigs and teaching within my own small music studio for the past 10 years has allowed me to raise two elementary aged boys with a flexible work schedule. I have trained in the Suzuki Cello method books 1-5 and I use that method in my private studio as well as traditional methods. I use the Alfred and Faber method for teaching beginning to intermediate piano. For teaching budding vocalists, I enjoy using Broadway songs, Art songs, arias and pop songs. I truly enjoy working with parents, children and I love teaching music.