I have called several cities my home, but after graduating from the University of MN, and living in Seattle for several years, I moved to the beautiful city of Bozeman, MT to pursue my MFA degree from MSU. I’ve been playing music in one form or another since early childhood. Although I started with voice, piano, and violin, eventually I begged my mom to buy me my first guitar at about 13 years old. Since then, guitar has been a major part of my life. It was in Seattle in 2012 that I decided to shift what was a hobby job into a full-time occupation. And String Lark Lessons was born!
When I’m not teaching guitar and piano privately, I also enjoy making and teaching visual art, working in the Deaf Community, playing music professionally, going on hikes, and getting together with other musicians for jams. I love the unique charms of various genres, but have gravitated towards Django Reinhardt style Swing Jazz in the past couple of years. Before recently moving to Bozeman, I was in the bands Byron Street Swing and Lulu Swing and other groups or projects in need of guitarist. I host recurring jams frequently, so the music never stops.
As a teacher, I’m pretty structured in the lessons, but easy going in my approach. I’m known for my endless supply of corny jokes and come from a place of positive encouragement.