Welcome!

 

Welcome to the Parkwood Music House located in Poughkeepsie, NY in the Hudson Valley, and the Abalone Moon Music studio within. The Parkwood Music House is a cheerful, perfect setting for my music families to come to for their student's music education. The Abalone Moon Music Studio provides a calm and focused environment for learning. My students and families have told me they love this house!

 

I am a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, a classically trained professional violinist involved in orchestras of many kinds, teaching, film scores, and recording. I have recently returned to the east coast after an extensive career in Los Angeles.


Some highlights of my music career are:

 

  • Performing member of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and their Music Librarian.​
     

  • Presenter at the Boardman Road Branch of the Poughkeepsie Public Library.
     

  • Solo presentation for Sherlock Club "The Hudson Valley Sciontists."

  • Violin/Piano teacher at Duchess Community College and private teaching.

 

  • Music Appreciation classes for Mainstream Adult Education at Westchester Community College.

 

  • Solos on violin and viola for the Hudson Valley Bach Festivals.

 

  • Performing with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra for 17 years (often under the direction of Placido Domingo.)
     

  • Performing in numerous orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale Orchestra.

  • Performing with most major ballet companies such as the Bolshoi, Kirov, ABT, Jofferey.

 

  • Violinist for many shows such as the "The Phantom of the Opera”, "Les Miserables", etc. at the Pantages and Ahlmanson theaters.

 

  • Performing concerts internationally in Mexico, Canada and on Yanni World tour.

 

  • Recorded with Frank Sinatra and numerous other pop and R&B artists.

 

  • Recorded numerous film scores such as "Sophies Choice", "Blues Brothers", and "Dances with Wolves".

 

  • Featured player for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Education concerts.

 

  • Developing and teaching music curriculum PK-12.

 

  • Wrote educational activities for booklet for Toyota and the Los Angeles Philharmonic school concert.

 

  • Private teaching spanning more than 10 years of teaching. I teach violin, viola, piano, and guitar.

 

For my younger students, I have a special area for you on this website. Click on to have some fun!

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