Janice Gockel has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with music; She holds degrees in viola performance and has been inspiring violin and viola students of all ages for more than 40 years. Remembering her own early childhood musical experiences, Janice fell in love with Music Together®. She became a registered Music Together® teacher and has completed advanced Certification training. Janice is the founder/conductor of Hildman Strings, founder of the Puget Sound Chamber Music Workshop, and was the founder of Music Center of the Northwest. In addition to her busy teaching schedule, Janice is a member of Philharmonia Northwest, plays with Allspice International Folk Dance Band, and especially enjoys playing chamber music.