Jacquelin started playing the ‘cello in the third grade in the Richmond Public School system and enjoyed orchestra and string classes throughout elementary, middle and high school. Higher education found at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore was challenging and excellent preparation for a music career.
Upon graduation from Peabody, Jacquelin got married and moved to Atlanta, GA where the free lance music scene continued to challenge and educate. She accepted the position of principal ‘cellist for two seasons in the Chattanooga Symphony. She also played free-lance for pop artists such as John Denver, Englebert Humperdink, Tom Jones, Isaac Hayes, The Carpenters, Liberace, Ray Stevens and The Royal Canadian Ballet.
Upon moving back to Richmond, Jacquelin played with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra for over twenty years. She also formed the Lyric String Quartet, as she realized there was a need for String Quartet music for both indoor and outdoor weddings and other functions.