Carol joined Sweet Adelines in 1994 as a member of the YankeeMaids chorus (now Harmony on the Sound) in Connecticut. She served as bass section leader there before moving to New Hampshire and joining MVA in 1999. Carol became assistant director in 2003, and earned Certified Director status in 2007. She became associate director in 2011. She is an experienced quartet bass, and she coaches individuals, quartets, and choruses around Region 1. She also serves as vocal instructor for Merrimack Valley Community Music School in Andover, MA.
Carol is a board-certified Music Therapist, currently working at D’Youville Life and Wellness, a senior long-term care facility in Lowell, MA. She loves using music to meet the social, emotional, and physical needs of the residents. She is especially interested in using client singing to support speech and communication, respiratory health, physical stamina, and social engagement. In 2021, she completed a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and music therapy. She also holds a master’s in education and a bachelor’s in developmental psychology.
Carol has performed in a wide range of musical styles - madrigals and do wop, classical chorales and Jewish folk music, rock and showtunes, jazz and the American songbook – and brings all that musical variety to her barbershop singing and coaching. Whether in music therapy or in barbershop, her passion lies in helping others find, explore, and expand their own unique voices.
Carol lives in Salem, NH, with her husband, Paul, and her young-adult children David, Sarah, and Daniel.