I currently have students taking beginning piano, violin, guitar, and ukulele lessons. My students are people of all ages and from all walks of life. I continue to be impressed weekly with their intelligence, humor, determination, and love of music. I teach out of my home in Marshfield, MA.
Bornstringed is an inspiration from college. I was playing pretty regularly at a coffeehouse as a solo act and the organizers asked me if I could put together a band for the last event of the school year. I managed to get a handful of people together, but as a violin major I mostly knew strings players. So that's what we were - a band of stringed instruments. And a random conga player named Tyler. Thus Bornstringed was born.
By the time the actual show rolled around everyone had backed out except myself and Tyler. We had already been billed as Bornstringed, so he and I just went with it for the show. The name has followed me around ever since. It was my first Google email address. Then my Twitter handle. Now it's my identity as a musician and teacher, sharing my love for music (and even non-stringed instruments) every day.
I'm a musician. More specifically, I'm a classically trained violinist who has picked up guitar, mandolin, piano, and basically anything I can get my hands on. I've been singing since I was a kid, played in a steel drum band in high school and several bands in college and grad school, and have been in countless choral and instrumental ensembles throughout my life. All of these musical experiences (and a boy) brought me to Marshfield in 2011.
My first year teaching I started out with 2 students. Then the boy and I moved into a house and were given a baby grand piano. That generous gift spurred on the studio and I'm up to 25ish students and counting. I'm lucky - I get to do what I love all day long!