Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Amanda began learning to
play the guitar when she was 12 years old. She switched to bass
guitar a few years later, and began playing the violin when she was
17. After studying Psychology, she did a Bachelor of Fine Arts in
the Performing Arts, specializing in Music, followed by a diploma
in Western Classical Music, both at the University of Trinidad and
Tobago. She moved to Duluth in 2016 to pursue a Master of Music in
Music Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and moved to
the Twin Cities in 2018 to teach general music.
Amanda has studied chamber and solo music at several music festivals in England and Canada. Most of her playing experience has been in orchestras, rock bands, and accompanying indie singer/songwriters. She has taught many violin students between the ages of 4 and 70, and has been teaching individual and group lessons for the past 8 years. Apart from teaching and playing music, Amanda enjoys doing yoga, calligraphy, reading, and roller derby.