Ali grew up in a very musical home and began playing the violin at the age of 7. Throughout her childhood she took lessons in the classical and bluegrass styles of music. In the 6th grade, Ali became a member of the South Bend Youth Orchestra, which gave her the opportunity to play at Notre Dame. Her music had led her to move to Nashville and now, living in Charlotte, she continues her passion of music with performing and teaching. Ali’s teaching style encourages students to practice everyday, constantly wanting to learn new things and, most importantly, enjoy playing!