Kimberly wants to live in a world where the growth mindset is cultivated, the welfare of the student is truly held as top priority, and bills arrive with piping hot fresh Americanos.
She began violin lessons at the young age of five and insisted on having her violin next to her bed every night with the case open so it “could breathe.” Around age nine, she heard the tone of the viola and went to the dark side. Throughout her undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral work in music, her love of athletics remained a constant pursuit. To her knowledge, she still holds the three-point shooting record at Roberts Wesleyan College.
An advocate of new music, she interweaves new performance practices with the proven ways of the old masters. String Pedagogy is her passion, and in recent years this has expanded into studying the process of learning itself.
When not practicing or teaching, she can be found lifting heavy things up and putting them down, with her nose in yet another new book, or on rare occasions lounging on the couch.