Originally from Colorado, Carol has lived in northern New Jersey since 1968. Her formal training includes a degree in Music Education, with majors in piano, harp, and voice.
As a professional piano accompanist, she continues her association with various schools, churches, theater groups, and community choruses around the tri-state area.
Carol branched out from her formal classical training when she bought her first mountain dulcimer in 1999, and she has gone on to become a three-time Top Five Finalist in the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas. She is an Endorsing Artist for Folkcraft Instruments of Woodburn, IN, and is the founder and director of the New York Dulcimer Orchestra, based in the lower Hudson River valley.
Carol published her 10th and 11th dulcimer tab books in 2023, and expects to release Pooh Songs Volume 2 in early 2024; in addition, she has produced three CDs, and one DVD with Homespun Music based in Woodstock, NY.