Eastman - Rochester New Horizons Music
The Birthplace of New Horizons. Founded in 1991 by Dr. Roy Ernst, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Music and dance have been my main passions since I was a little child. In my youth I
did a lot of singing although age and allergies ﬁnished off my singing voice. I studied
piano through my young years and didn’t play another instrument until I came to New
Horizons in 2000. I started with the bells in Green Band and moved on to study
marimba with Ruth Kahn for three years. I also studied a year and a half of vibraphone
with Sean Connor. New Horizons truly opened up new avenues of musical experience
and joy for me.
I graduated from Beloit College with a degree in elementary ed., went on to get my
masters in learning disorders from the U. of R. and a Montessori teaching certiﬁcate.
Montessori ended up being my career, and I taught and directed a school for 20 years.
For many years I studied tap and ballet. My most recent passion is ballroom dancing.