Carol Hartt has received a B.A. in Classical Studies from the College of William & Mary and an M.A. in Classical Languages from Tulane University. During her time at William & Mary, she studied percussion with John Lindberg, a formal principal timpanist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. In recent years, Carol has engaged with Zentangle artwork before becoming a certified Zentangle teacher in September of 2022. Her interest in percussion flourished when she began playing drums during her childhood and taking private drumming lessons throughout high school and college. Within the span of 40 years, she has played the drums in numerous concert bands, rock bands, pit orchestras, and the praise band One Waypoint at Grace United Methodist Church. Recently, she has played in the pit for Upper Room Theatre Ministry’s production of West Side Story, as well as in the Faquier Community Band’s Christmas concert. For 23 years, she taught Latin at Osbourn High School and served as their World Languages Supervisor from 2004-2010. While working for Manassas City Public Schools, she served as the Gifted and Talented Coordinator from 2015-2019 and the Fine Arts Coordinator and World Languages Coordinator from 2015-2022. Throughout the years, she has also taught private snare drum and drum set lessons and has begun teaching hand drumming and facilitating drum circles. When teaching, she hopes to share with her students the solace expressed by the natural rhythms and patterns she encounters in life that inspire her artwork. The mental clarity and physical demand encouraged by music and drawing are key components involved in her work that she wishes to offer her students in order to highlight the healing properties of art.