picked up her first accordion in the summer of 1998 at Hanni Strahl's
accordion studio in Austin, Texas. Quickly she realized that her life-long
interest in the instrument was a love affair waiting in the wings.
Rebecca had majored in music while in college, and although she had
learned to play many instruments, the accordion was the one she knew
she would be playing for the rest of her days.
In the fall of 1998, Rebecca moved to Portland, Oregon with accordion
in tow to attend Western States Chiropractic College. While in chiropractic
college, Rebecca was a member of the Rose City Accordion Club in Portland
and participated in the club's annual Accordion Camp in 2000 (which
was great fun!). After graduating from Western States in 2002, Rebecca
moved to New Hampshire to begin chiropractic practice. Shortly after
arriving in New England, Rebecca found an opportunity to share her
instrument, and played for two seasons in The Irish Show, Inc., a
non-profit organization that raises funds for childrens programs
in the Dover, NH area. In 2005 she became a student at the East Derry
School of Music where she continues to study accordion and music under
the tutelage of Jay Latulippe.
Rebecca has played dixieland with The Mad Bavarian Brass Band, and
currently plays with Opas Oompah Band, a traditional German
band. Rebecca runs an active chiropractic practice, has a part-time
scuba diving business with her husband Mark, and she continues to
play, write and arrange music. She lives in New England with Mark
and her two cats Cyril and Admeus, all of whom wish they could play
the accordion, too.