Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone
As a teacher of over fourty years and free lance trumpet player, she stresses scales and theory to students, using the Rubank method with most of her students. She accompanies Rubank with playalong materials. She caters to students of all different interests and learning styles and emphasizes learning to improvise with chord changes in a jazz style.
She has studied jazz with some of Philadelphia's greatest Jazz musicians--like Denis Sandolie and Larry McKenna. Donna is currently performing with the Montgomery County jazz band and is up to date on what the young musicians are performing in Central Bucks, New Hope, Pennridge, Palisades and Council Rock School Districts. She currently has students from Central Bucks East and South jazz bands but have taught students from Central Bucks West and Pennridge in the past. She encourages musical diversity in her curriculum, so many of her students compete in district competitions or play in local marching bands.