Meet the Faculty
Royal Conservatory, The Hague, Netherlands. Major in cello with Jean Decroos, principal of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. 1975-1981
International Baroque Institute at Longy. Master classes in baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai. 2002
Amherst Early Music Festival- Baroque Institute. Master classes with Phoebe Carrai. 2003
Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA. Graduate Performer's Diploma in Early Music. Major in Viola da Gamba with Jane Hershey, minor in baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai. 2008-2010
Wieland Kuijken Residency. Ensembles and master classes
Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School, Great Barrington, MA: cello and middle school orchestra. 1988-2001
Pittsfield Community Music School, Pittsfield, MA: cello. 1988-1993
Bard College at Simon's Rock: Chamber Orchestra and cello. 1991-present
World Fellowship Center Early Music Week, Conway, NH: faculty. 2001-present
Hawthorne Valley School, Ghent, NY:
- High School orchestra, private cello lessons: 1996 - 2008.
- Grades 4 - 8 orchestras, third grade beginning strings, and coordinator of after school music program, 2001-2008
Member: Foundling, baroque orchestra, Providence, RI. Baroque cello. 2003-2006
Member: Long and Away, a consort of viols. Boston, MA. 2010-present. Bass and treble viola da gamba.
Areas of Interest:
My expertise is in music. I grew up in the third generation of a family of musicians and music educators, and began cello lessons at age 10. Following my professional education in cello, I studied macrobiotics and, while raising 5 children, taught cello and orchestra, as well as macrobiotic cooking classes. My long standing interest in early music blossomed when my children grew up and I took to playing the viola da gamba, resulting in a GPD in early music. My interest in education includes expertise in teaching cello and orchestra to younger children, especially in the Waldorf school. Several of my private students have gone on to become professional cellists. I now teach less and focus primarily on playing and organizing concerts. I am a member of the board of the Viola da Gamba Society of New England. I enjoy doing crafts, writing and reading.
Research Interests/Professional Service:
- Co-founder and co-director of Summer Sinfonia, a two week summer day camp for young string players, age 8-15. 2005-06
- Co-organizer of the Wieland Kuijken Residency, a week long program by the Viola da Gamba Society of New England for emerging professional viol players with viola da gamba master Wieland Kuijken. 2011
Viola da Gamba Society of America toward attending the Wieland Kuijken Residency. 2011