As a child, I had the opportunity to cultivate my interests in music and studied at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C..
My teachers/mentors at Levine, Pamela Sverjensky and Martin Labazevitch, pushed me to challenge my limits and frequently perform.
I became seriously interested in becoming a classical pianist between the age of 14 and 15 and began intensive training. I studied piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music, with Horacio Gutierrez, one of the great pianists of the century.
Dr. Labazevitch, who also attended conservatory at one point at the Manhattan School of Music, drove me to New York City in 2016 and I arrived with two suitcases and no direction.
In New York, classical music provided a powerful bond to create and make lifelong friends with people and communities of fascinating backgrounds, cultures, and extraordinary talents who experimented with and exhibited their projects in the dynamic arts scene.
I believe music is the basis of a well-rounded education. Playing the piano nurtures critical thinking and awareness, and by applying ourselves to the study, it helps us learn how to learn, how to be aware, and how to know yourself.