I was born and grew up in Los Angeles; my father was a writer and my mother a teacher. I trained as a cellist, a librarian and a writer. My company was a major supplier to the music and recordings collections of the Library of Congress, Bibliothèque Nationale, British Library, Stanford, Harvard and Yale. I introduced French Harmonia Mundi, Hyperion, Chandos and Naxos to the North American market. I believe that writing about music unleashes the potential of the classical music industry. I write for the Huffington Post, Gramophone, Bachtrack, Strings, Audiophile Audition, and the Southern California Early Music Society.