I wasn’t born here. Please don’t hold that against me. I’m from Hamilton originally but I came to Kingston in ’99 to get my Bachelor of Music at Queen’s and I loved it so much, here I am nearly 11 years later. I am a musician and you can see me in many different places from playing violin with the Kingston Symphony to jamming with Mojo Shooter at a Blues Society jam to playing the fiddle at the Grad Club Open Mic on a Wednesday night with a pint of Strongbow in my hand. I am in a couple of bands and I love to join other people’s bands on occasion too.
When I’m not playing my violin or writing music, I’m usually teaching private violin lessons or running a group lesson at The Mulberry School. I also love to cycle, run and to swim and I completed the K-town Tri for the first time in 2009. Hopefully this was the first of many. Kingston is the kind of town where someone like me can work as a full time musician because of the love and support the city gives to the arts and at the same time, I can try my hand at any number of triathlons or runs because we have such a strong sporting community as well.
Diversity is one of the things that prompted me to stay in Kingston. Well, that and my wonderful husband and best friend who I met while at Queen’s. In the short time I’ve been here, Kingston has enriched my life in so many ways. It’s great to have an outlet like Kingstonist where I can share all the joys we have to offer.