Fine Arts

Classical Voice Training

Classical Voice Training
Private vocal training and music theory studies for 6 plus years.  In loving memory of my teachers to whom I owe a debt of gratitude, Theda Torlai and Flora Dane.

Active choral member during academic studies.

Guitar  –  music studies

Private guitar studies with Pete Bonaskiewich owner of CornerStone Fine Instruments and Music in Clermont, Florida.

Continuing my studies with Pete Bonaskiewich which began in 2009 to the present day.  This allows me to deepen my music theory studies through practical application on the guitar.  My love of the instrument has fueled my passion to continue developing my skills both as a musician and teacher.

Flute – music studies

Private flute studies with Michelle Territo, Flutist at Disney, Charlotte Symphony, and Flute Teacher at Valencia College

I began my studies in 2014 and it proved to be a great addition to my love of music.  Studying the flute gave me a deeper understanding of phrasing and music composition.

Cello – music studies

I started studying cello privately with Kathryn Rodgers in 2020.  It was an instrument I have always loved to listen to and never imagined I would have the blessing and opportunity to study.  When I began my search for a teacher that would take on a beginning adult student,  I was fortunate to locate Kathy!   It has been a lifelong dream come true. 

Acting Studies and Workshops

Stanislavsky Technique of Acting – with Angela DeCicco

Meisner Technique of Acting – with William E. Olson

How to Audition – Actors Workshop – with Michael Shurtleff, Author of Audition

Acting from the Heart – with April-Dawn Gladu, Shakespeare Festival

College Education

Lake Sumter State College   Music Theory and Composition

Broward College   Music Studies and Theatre Arts

Edison College  English and Composition

Continuing Education

Songwriting with Pat Pattison instructor at Berklee College of Music

Professional Songwriting Coaching with Marty Dodson, Multi #1 Country Songwriter and Founder of Songtown

Musician as Entrepreneur with Artists House

New Artist Model – Series of classes by various artists – including Dave Kusek, CEO of Berkley Online

Music Industry Blueprint with Rick Barker

Academic Awards

Acting Award from the Florida College Arts Assoc.,  in 1993 for my work as an actress in the college’s Theatre Arts Program

Academic Achievement Award for Writing, in 1999 Awarded First Place for “The Holocaust Memorial Essay Competition”

Athletic Achievements, Blending Sport and Art

Member of the United States Figure Skating Association.  I studied and competed in both Freestyle and Ice Dance disciplines.  I was honored to have two Olympic Skating coaches, Paul Duchesnay and Joseph Druar during my years of study on the ice.

In 2007 I completed the Goofy Challenge at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  This event consists of a half marathon distance of 13.1 miles on Saturday followed the next day, Sunday by a full marathon distance of 26.2 miles.

Studied the Martial Art of KyudoThe Japanese Way of the Bow.   Kyudo practice encourages the development of self-control and insight into the complex interplay between mind and body.  Practicing Kyudo develops poise, character, and refinement.  Ultimately, Kyudo liberates the finest qualities in each person.

“The goal is not to hit the target – but to expand the mind upwards and outwards, merging with the target.”