At the ripe age of two, I split my head open on a corner of our piano bench and I’ve been sitting on it ever since!  Piano has been my major focus throughout my life, allowing me a great deal of pleasure and artistic fulfillment both in solo work and in accompanying vocal ensembles and instrumentalists.
 In the 6th grade the band program offered French horn- and once uttered, that decision was irrevocable.  I played horn in concert bands throughout college.
I retired from teaching elementary music in San Diego for 20 years, moved back to my home town of Mariposa and was delighted to find a symphony orchestra there.  So after a hiatus of 40 years, I bought my own horn and am thoroughly enjoying the opportunities of playing in many ensembles.