Anne-Marie, originally from Washington, DC, received her Masters in Counseling from New York University's School of Education in 1997 and her Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Music Performance from Manhattan School of Music in 1986. Additionally, she studied psychology at Vassar College. Anne-Marie is state certified and has had a teaching career that spans more thantwenty years, working in both public and private schools. She works extensively assisting students with the college admissions process, counseling them on everything from college selection, essay coaching and interviewing techniques to scholarship research and college visits. In addition, she plays both the violin and viola professionally and performs with many New York area orchestras, chamber music ensembles, Broadway shows and has done numerous commercial, film, TV and CD recordings. Music is her passion but so is working with youngsters, helping them to realize their full potential. She comes to College Connections offering her expertise in the arts and education, her understanding of and love for kids and great enthusiasm for helping them reach their educational dreams.