December 2021

It's almost 2022, and who knows what that will bring. I'm cautiously hopeful. I've started writing new music and applied for grants to support a future recording and a multimedia live show in case the world opens up again.  I always like to say goodbye to the past year by throwing away/burning any regrets and celebrating any successes, so that's what I'll be doing on New Year's Eve. Wishing you all the best for the New Year.

November 2021

I am thinking of Thanksgiving this week, and all I have to be thankful for. One of those things I am thankful for is being a musician. As a musician, you experience so many incredible moments, adventures and chances to bring joy to people's lives. I'm really grateful for that.

I have also started teaching online violin and fiddle lessons on a new platform

On this platform, you can sign up for however many lessons you like. If you would like just a few lessons to learn some Irish fiddle tunes/techniques, you can do that. If you are preparing a violin audition or for one of those violin exams (I've trained a lot of students for both the ABRSM exam and NYSSMA violin and viola exams), this is a good way to get some input. Also if you need some ideas for how to practice or how to develop a beautiful tone, I'll be helping with those as well. I may even start a Celtic fiddle class there,

Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!



Fall 2021 News

Gearing up for 2022 

Fall is starting in NY and I love that crisp season before it gets cold.  Having been inside for most of the pandemic and at a much slower pace,  it feels odd to venture out and I am doing a slow re-entry for sure. Part of that is deciding what to add back into your life and I'm looking at it as a chance to only add what is really meaningful. I just did an interview with Celtic Music International (coming out soon) and some of the questions really made me think about what my future will hold. 

I've applied for a few grants to do a Celtic show in 2022 and am doing some online violin and fiddle teaching as well. I also went to South Carolina this summer to attend the Conducting Institute there and have been working with a Youth Orchestra in NJ.

On the non-music side, I also took the training to become a COVID Compliance Officer on a film or TV set. Something new to try in a new world! 

I hope to have more news soon! 

Best wishes for the fall. 



Celtic Purple is an album of hope.  

Celtic Purple is an album of hope.  I wrote the New Moon March when I was making changes in my own life. For me, it was about New Beginnings. There was  joy, excitement and a chance to grab some courage. That's when the tune Celtic Purple came to me. The snare to me means "go for it" and I've always loved the pipes. I'm marching on my own terms, and I hope you can too.