Hi! I am a professional violist and a professor of music at a major Midwest university. I am an avid traveler, and my profession makes that possible quite a bit! I started using AirBnB almost as soon as it began, and it is my first choice when traveling. I've met so many wonderful people and their pets over the years, many I still consider good friends. I have a great 16-year-old son, Jake, and a fun and quirky Scotsman husband, and 2 wonderfully insane dogs, Bert and Tiree. I love to knit and make jewelery from Michigan beach stones that I tumble. I believe in philanthropy and paying forward. Other than my family my passion in life is studying about J.S. Bach, the music and the man.