University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland 2003-2004 Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology graduated in June 2004


Carnegie Mellon University 2000-2003 Master of Music in Music Composition graduated in May 2003

Wittenberg University 1998-2000 Independent Studies in Music Composition with Dr. Steven Winteregg

Wright State University 1986-1991 Bachelor of Music in Music History graduated in June 1991


27 years experience as a music teacher, performer, and producer.

Central State University strings teacher Fall 2019 to present

teach both a group class in strings and private lessons. Also teach Ethnomusicology.

Bella Musica Fall 2015 to Summer 2017
Master teacher for fiddle and classical students. I taught both children and adults according to their needs. Some learned only fiddle, some classical, some both.

Levant Music Studio: Owner 1992-present
Violin and viola studio where I teach students of varying ages (3 and up) individual and group lessons in classical violin, viola, and Irish fiddle.



Co-founder of COCOA, Composers of Ohio Collaborative Organization for Acoustic (Music). It is an organization dedicated to giving living composers a non competitive platform to have their work performed and recorded. 2014 to the present.