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MY BACKGROUND:

I graduated from Kalani High School and went on to receive my Bachelor's degree in Secondary Music Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After graduating, I taught at Moanalua High School and Hawaii Baptist Academy before coming to teach at Moanalua Middle School.

My primary instrument is the violin, which I started playing in the 7th grade.  I have been teaching for the past 16 years and in addition to teaching here at MMS, I am currently the conductor for the Hawaii Youth Symphony's Concert Orchestra.  I also play the flute & saxophone and have been singing in choirs for a very long time (since I was about 5 years old, I think...that's a LONG time ago!).  I am passionate about music and believe that music and the arts are an important part of a child's education and growth.

Some of my interests outside of music and teaching include spending time with my son, playing with our dog Sparky, reading, going to the beach, and singing & playing the violin (of course!).  I also love to travel and have been to Australia, France, England, Belarus, Spain, and all over the United States.

I really look forward to working with all of the students in my classes, and getting to know each one of you better.  I also look forward to seeing all of you at our various concerts throughout the year, and want to thank you in advanced for all of your support and help!



ORCHESTRA STUDENTS & PARENTS:


For any information on the orchestra program, please click on the following link.  It will take you to the MMS Orchestra Website. For students, a lot of information and assignments will be given through Google Classroom. Thank you!

MMS Orchestra Website