Growing up in St. John’s, Newfoundland, music played a big part in Angela’s life and it was there where she participated in the Chalmers Doane Ukulele program. Fast forward many years later and Angela now teaches students in several capacities. She directs the Marigold Ukulele Players in Truro, NS, and is a teacher with the Doane Uschool. She maintains a busy private teaching studio and is Coordinator of the Marigold Ukulele Festival. Angela is also currently the Director of the James Hill Ukulele Initiative Teacher Certification Program as well as an instructor with the program.
She performs in her community with various ensembles, has been a church musician, sings in her community choir as well as with the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus. One of the reasons Angela loves to teach is because of the effect music has on people’s lives. "I particularly love the ukulele! I have witnessed the ukulele not only as an educational tool, but as a vehicle for building social groups, a companion through serious illness, a team builder for a staff group, and as a creative activity for seniors. I really enjoy playing music with my students and truly believe that learning the ukulele is the beginning of a wondrous journey!”