After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, Diana Ford received her bachelor degree in music education from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL and her master of music performance from DePaul University in Chicago. Diana has also received additional training in Efficacy Institute Training, Clap, Sing and Read, Suzuki Method for violin/cello and has a certificate in Orff Schulwerk. An experienced orchestra teacher, Diana taught in her hometown of Waukegan, IL, Park Ridge, IL and Lake Forest, IL before moving to Indiana where she currently resides. She has successfully taught ages from pre-school through adult. In addition to the Maui Chamber Orchestra, Diana is a member of the South Bend Symphony and the principal bass of the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra. Diana has also worked as the education director for the LaPorte Symphony. She is the founder and director of Impact Arts which utilizes music to teach academic concepts to school children. Teachers that greatly influenced Diana are Peter Spring; Interlochen Arts Academy, Ed Krolick; University of IL, Lawrence Wolf; Tanglewood Institute, Robert Luke; Illinois Wesleyan University and Warren Benfield/DePaul University. Diana lives in Michigan City, Indiana with her husband Qunicy and her daughters Katherine and Shelby.