In public school at the age of 12, my mom enrolled my sister and I in a drum corp. At the time, I played the Soprano, a two valve horn similar to a trumpet. It was difficult to learn, but soon I memorized all the scales and all the music as sheet music was not allowed during performances. We continued to play for three years, coming in second place in the National competition in Pennsylvania. Our high school, experiencing very little funding for music, did not have any sort of musical instrument program, so my music talent was lost after the drum corp.
As an adult, I realized music was something I was missing and being newly married, I took up playing the flute with an excellent teacher, Julia, from the University of Waterloo. She taught me the basics and after moving to the GTA, I proceeded to investigate music lessons, and started with the Flute Studio in Markham. There I received exceptional training, met a new friend, Janice Chesney, another Resa's member. After 3 years, I proceeded to take private lessons in Richmond Hill and also joined the Thornhill Community Band. In the fall of 2010, I began with Resa's Pieces and have thoroughly enjoyed the music choices and camaraderie. Resa is an excellent conductor and has great patience for all of us. Every practice, I learn something new!