B.A., University of California (Berkeley)
Senior Music Performance Faculty in Guitar and Lute
Classical and flamenco guitarist and lutenist; teacher and performer, developing instructional materials for the study of classical guitar.
I teach classical and flamenco guitar, and lute. I have been teaching at Wellesley College since 1986. Previous teaching experience includes positions at the Ecole Jurassienne et Conservatoire de Musique in Delemont, Switzerland, and in the United States at the Rivers School of Music, Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, and the Cambridge School. I have coached ensembles for the Mather Chamber Music Program at Harvard University. I am currently working on a book for beginning-intermediate guitar. I have a special interest in Spanish and Latin American guitar music as well as early music.
I have served as artistic director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society, and have been a member of the IIE National Screening Committee for Fulbright Awards. I have concertized in Europe and the United States, both as soloist and with other artists—including countertenor Michael Collver, Brazilian flautist Mauricio Garcia, and guitarist Sharon Wayne—and have performed in the greater Boston area with flamenco groups El Arte Flamenco and Ramon de los Reyes Spanish Dance Theatre. I enjoy collaborating with other musicians and artists and am especially interested in performances that combine different disciplines (i.e., music, art, poetry, dance).
Other interests include nature, photography, birdwatching, ethnic music and dance, and spending time with my family and two cats (Tango and Samba).