I began study of the violin at age 5. I have played in various orchestras including concertmaster of the Walla Walla, Washington and Sioux City Symphonies (the latter for 22 years). I also teach music theory and strings at the college level. My current interests include the electric violin. My main instruments are a Carl Becker violin 1930, a David Wiebe viola, and a Jordan 5-string electric violin with the Stringamp pickup.