Mallory is a classically trained, multi-instrumentalist, having received her education at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under world-renowned horn player David Jolley and music theorist John Ferri.
She started her musical journey in middle school on clarinet, then bass clarinet before finding joy in the french horn, which quickly progressed to her playing professionally. She was hired as a paid soloist with youth orchestras statewide while still in high school.
Mallory has also played in wind ensembles, quintets, and brass ensembles nationwide, and has led rehearsals and sectionals for various instruments.
In addition to her love of music, Mallory brings experience in teaching small children as a former NC-accredited arts-based preschool teacher as well as giving private music lessons for over 10 years. She is skilled at giving children an individual and developmentally appropriate learning experience and has been trained to incorporate a child-led approach to the traditional music lesson model. Having studied music education, she has training and experience across all instrument families, especially horns, woodwinds, and piano.