Dana began studying Violin with a disciple of the Suzuki Method at age 4. She went on to attend Illinois Wesleyan University, where she received her BM in Music Performance. During her senior year at the University she was Concertmaster of the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra and was awarded the Todd French/Stringworks Talent Scholarship. Since graduating in 2010, Dana has been invited to play as a substitute for several symphonies, including the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. She has also experimented with the use of violin in popular music, as the electric violinist for an Irish Rock band. Dana has taught private violin lessons since 2008 and worked as an instructor at Access Contemporary Music School in Chicago.Dana is an experienced violin instructor and works with students ages 8 through adult..