I am 38 years old and I live in Long Island, NY. I am a certified k-12 music educator and a classically trained violinist. I have been an avid birdwatcher for almost 16 years and within the past few years have become hooked on photography. I have always been focused on my music until 7 years ago when I received a diagnosis of Early Onset Parkinson's Disease. My musical career came to a sudden halt and I was forced to further explore other hobbies and interests. Although tasks became more difficult this diagnosis was a blessing in disguise. It has allowed me to explore areas of interest that I probably wouldn't have before.
I have always enjoyed taking photos of nature, especially landscapes and birds. I hope you feel the connection between my love for teaching children the harmony of music and the capture of natural harmony in my photos. This is the expression of my blessing in disguise. Enjoy and please share them with others. Feel free to contact me with any requests. I have a variety of photos that are not posted yet.
I have been featured on "From behind the chair" with Allan Eschenburg which you can download the free podcast of the interview in iTunes. I also have a gallery on the Parkinson's Foundation "Get Creative" site http://www.pdf.org/en/gallery/artist/638 and one of my photos was selected for the PD Foundation's 2013 calendar.
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