My name is Margaret Whitehouse. I have been playing the violin for 12 years and have participated in many musical groups. Some musical groups that I belong to include my school orchestra, a quartet, HRASO, the MCPA Orchestra and my school band, along with the Halifax Regional Arts Senior Jazz Ensemble, where I play the trumpet. The reason I have joined NSYO is to expand and broaden my knowledge of music, and to become a better musician and performer. My future career goal is to become a music teacher so I can teach others what I love. In my free time, I am usually studying for my IB classes or lounging on the couch and watching TV.