Playing music and singing have been parts of my life for over 20 years. I am a singer and guitar player for the "Cork n' Bottle String Band," a Bluegrass band based in Madison, WI. We have played a regular, weekly show in Madison for the past 12 years and were voted "Madison's Favorite Folk Music Band" by the Isthmus Readers' Poll in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2010. In 2005 we were also honored to win the Madison Area Music Award (MAMA) for Best Bluegrass Band. I have enjoyed playing for children since my first teaching job in 1990.