Sandy Herrault started playing violin at the age of seven and her immediate passion for the instrument was evident as she excelled at a young age. She grew up studying and playing in city-wide orchestras in Philadelphia, leading to a Violin Performance major in college. While studying classical music, she became drawn to Irish music and helped form several bands, performing at festivals along the East Coast. Finally, with an expanding interest Gypsy, Pop/Rock, and original compositions, she found her niche performing solo. Over the past two decades she has published eight books, ‘The Smart Violin Method’, numerous pop/rock, Gypsy and original pieces for her students and violinists.