Originally from New Jersey, Sharon Waxman began playing piano at age 5. At the age of 11 she added viola lessons and was recognized by her teacher as a natural at the instrument. After 6 months of study, Sharon was accepted in the South Jersey Regional Orchestra. At the age of 13, the Interlochen Arts Festival in Interlochen, Michigan welcomed Sharon as a performer, and later that same year, she earned a place in the prestigious Juilliard School’s Pre-College program in New York City.
After high school, Sharon studied music at Louisiana State University. Upon returning to New Jersey, she played in two professional orchestras: The Orchestra of St. Peter By the Sea and The Garden State Philharmonic. Sharon later moved to Maryland and maintained a small studio teaching private music lessons in viola, violin, and piano. More recently, she has made Vermont her home and has re-opened her studio, offering private instruction for viola and violin.
Sharon is a member of the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra. She has studied with: Elizabeth Reid, Melissa Hullman, Jerzy Kosmala, Eugene Becker, and Dorothy Sobieski.
Sharon resides in Williston, Vermont, with her husband Adlai; a jazz keyboardist and certified piano technician, daughter, and very bossy 16 year old cat, Kayla.