Adrienne’s mother, a church musician, introduced her to the piano when she was 5. In middle school, she played piano in the school Jazz Band once a week, but wanted to be a part of the daily music community of the Concert Band and found herself drawn to the flute.
In her teenage years, Adrienne was active in both the vocal and instrumental sides of the music department. She found that instrumental music, however, allowed her to express herself in ways that words could not, and so her interest in the instrument turned into a vocation. Passionate about the possibility of education to elevate life circumstance, Adrienne does not seek to create a legacy of students who walk the same path she pursued. She simply brings to her lessons to bring a lifelong love of learning, and appreciation of music that cultivates the growth and enriches the daily lives of her students.
Instilled Adrienne from a very young age was the power of an education and good life decisions to change and elevate one’s life circumstance. She believes not only in the power of education, but the accessibility of a well-rounded education. Education, and specifically music education, has always been a passion for Adrienne. She comes from a family of educators: her Father teaches Decision Making as President of the Thresholds Program in greater Delaware; her Mother is a Special Education and Inclusion teacher; her Sister is, currently, a New York Teaching Fellow. Adrienne never gets tired of seeing the hard fought accomplishments of her students. Other than performing, teaching is one of her greatest joy.