I’m a Jill of many creative trades. I’m an author, trained circus performer, artist, painter, cartoonist, mom of grown offspring, and violinist. I fell in love with stringed instruments (the upright bass) when my mum used to take me to jazz clubs when I was a little girl. I saw a boy playing a violin on Sesame Street when I was about 5 years old, and I said, “I want to do that!” I kept saying it, and in 4th grade, I finally got to start learning in school and with a private teacher. I went on to also learn viola and piano (a bit).
I was a jazz DJ in college. That was so much fun. I loved it so much!
I played acoustic violin for about 25 years or so, and then put it away to start a family. I’ve brought it back out recently, I’m now in my 50s, and I’m accomplishing goals I set for myself over 20 years ago!
My favorite musical tastes & artists run the gamut from jazz, rock, Cajun, swing, classical, blues, independent, hard rock, metal, country, … I love just about all music. In the words of Louis Armstrong, “If it sounds good, it is good.” I love all music that sounds good. There are so many talented musicians “out there,” and I play for my own fun and happiness. Maybe some day I’ll be able to join one or two of my favorite artists on stage for a lick or two.
I’m working on playing a different song in every single state of the United States. I look forward to releasing a song per week for the next 4-6 months or so! Hopefully I can keep the momentum going for quite a while. You can find my musical journey on many social media platforms by searching for #TheTravelingViolinist
In June, 2023, I purchased an electronic violin, an amp, and some other fun things, and I’m exploring new sounds with this instrument I love so much. I’ve long fancied myself a Rocker Chick, and I finally get to try being one, now.
I look forward to sharing my music with you!
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