Linda holds a Bachelor of Music Education from State University of New York at Fredonia and a Master of Education from the West Virginia Graduate College. She started as the Music Education Program Assistant for VCU in November of 2016. Linda is a former middle school band director and elementary general music teacher for the Canton, N.Y. public school system. She more recently lived in Roanoke, Va. where she formed her own private studio, Gooseneck Studio. There she taught keyboard, winds, and beginning strings to a range of students. While in Roanoke she helped create the Winds of Blue Ridge, a selective performing group, in which she performed and served on the board for 8 years.
Linda has played the alto saxophone since the age of 10 and is an active alto and soprano saxophone performer. Recently she served as a featured clinician and performer at the Southern Saxophone Retreat in North Carolina and performed at the 2016 U.S. Navy International Saxophone Symposium. Linda also performs with church and community ensembles and serves as a soloist for various high school ensembles.