Rona grew up in a musical family in Glasgow, Scotland. She earned her undergraduate degree from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England in 1990 and continued with post-graduate study in violin performance at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.
In 1991 Rona was invited to join the Camerata Orchestra, a 22-piece String Orchestra based at the Concert Hall in Athens, Greece, where she played for four years. The Orchestra performed regularly in Athens and also toured Greece, Belgium, Italy, and Austria.
In 1996, Rona moved to New Jersey with her husband. She was actively involved in music in her local community there, both as a performer and a teacher. As a member of Montclair Music Club, Rona performed chamber music in different venues in Montclair on many occasions.
Rona taught for 11 years as a string specialist in Chatham Schools, directing the elementary orchestras and Chatham High School Orchestras. In 2004, she was selected by The College of New Jersey as one of the winners of their “Outstanding Educator” Award Program.
While In NJ, Rona served as Secretary of the New Jersey Chapter of the American String Teachers Association and as Chairperson of the Sharon Holmes ASTA/NJ Scholarship Committee.
Rona has recently arrived on Maui and is a member of the Maui Pops Orchestra and Maui Chamber Ensemble. Rona is also working with the Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, where she is teaching a beginning violin and string orchestra class on Saturdays.