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    Originally from West Caldwell, I began violin studies at the age of six, at Lincoln School in the district's Suzuki program! I graduated from James Caldwell High School and attended Ithaca College, where I received a Bachelor of Music in Performance and Education with a concentration in violin. I began teaching in the Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools in 2010 as an elementary strings teacher and moved to Grover Cleveland Middle School in 2019.
     
     I am a registered Suzuki trained violin teacher and maintain a private violin studio. I enjoy singing barbershop harmony with the Montclair Dapper Dans of Harmony, East Coast Sound and my quartet, Gimme Four. When not playing, singing or teaching music, I enjoy spending time with my wife Lisa and our two pet birds, my parents and two younger brothers. I also enjoy being outdoors, rooting for the New York Yankees, playing poker and fantasy football!
     
     
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