I am a lifelong resident of New Haven, with the exception of my years in college and law school. I am a graduate of Howard University and the Wake Forest University School of Law. In 2016, I returned to New Haven to practice with a local law firm and now serve as Senior Legal Counsel for BIC Corporation. My affiliation and fondness with NMS began more than 20 years ago. My grandfather, William W. Bowie, was a longtime instructor at NMS, who encouraged (required) that I take lessons. In 1999, I began taking Viola lessons with Grace Feldman. In 2017, I returned to NMS to take piano lessons and plan to resume them soon. I believe that music education provides to youth strong discipline, accountability, and an invaluable foundation for success in other areas of life.