Loves to inspire and transport your imagination through my music!
I'm a VIOLINIST, PRODUCER, midwestern wife & mom who
I'm a classical-crossover violinist, composer and music producer with an online audience of over 3 million wonderful people. I love creating fantasy and romantic cinematic music that transports you to different worlds.
Thanks so much for stopping by! In case you're new, here are 3 quick things to help you know me better:
1) I'm married to my high school sweetheart, Jarred (it was love at first sight in Freshman English class!) who works as a software engineer.
2) We grew up and currently live in Metro Detroit and have 2 beautiful boys (Logan & Walker), and 2 beautiful rescue dogs (Jax & Indy).
3) I'm incredibly passionate about creating music and educational content that inspires, uplifts and has a positive impact on everyone it reaches.
Whether I'm creating music videos, recordings, sheet music, apparel, or educational content for aspiring musicians and violinists, I hope my work serves as a source of inspiration and positivity to you!
While I don't currently offer violin lessons in the traditional sense, I did create an incredibly detailed 1-hour video violin lesson for my most popular arrangement, the Pirates of the Caribbean Theme, where I guide you through my arrangement from start to finish!
You’ll learn my preferred bowings, fingerings, articulations and interpretation, as well as my favorite strategies and practice tips for breaking down difficult passages to help you learn this song in the most efficient and effective way during your practice sessions!
When you think of practicing your violin, does the word “fun” really pop into your mind? I didn’t think so, and it sure didn't for me either when I was starting out, but I'd like to help change that for you!
You see, I was classically trained growing up, but I always had a secret passion for soundtrack music, specifically from video games and movies. I’ve always had a deep respect for classical music, but my true passion was beyond traditional violin music.
Years went by as I kept practicing and building my skills as a violinist, but I eventually felt like I was just going through the motions and had lost so much of my love for music by staying on that traditional path. It wasn’t until after I graduated from college and started sharing videos of myself playing my favorite songs on YouTube that my passion for music was reignited.
Now that I play the music I truly love, I can honestly say that the word “fun” does pop into my mind when I think of practicing my violin! I ended up finding my true passion with the violin Beyond Classical music, and I’d like to help others experience that with the violin themselves. The violin is truly a versatile instrument and I love showing people new and exciting ways to enjoy it with my music.
MY TOP RESOURCES
Let me share with you the 5 top things every violinist needs to know when they start playing the violin
MY TOP RESOURCES
Hey everyone! I get so many questions from those of you wanting to start learning the violin so I wanted to do a more in-depth post about that here to try and offer some advice and supply you with some additional resources