Vanessa Lawicki Vache was born and raised in the Cleveland Ohio. She received her Bachelors of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School studying with notable professors, Leon Russianoff and Charles Neidich. During that time she attended the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and the Spoleto Festival.
Following completion of college she took a position as Principal Clarinetist with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de la Republica Dominicana, in Santo Domingo. After returning to the United States Ms.Vache served with the Air Force Bands living in New Hampshire, Germany and Warner Robins GA. Because of traveling demands while raising two small children Ms. Vache decided to peruse a teaching career.
So teaching music along with playing was the next stage in her professional life. Ms.Vache moved to Orlando,Florida where she has been teaching PreK3 through eighth grade music while free-lancing on the Clarinet, Saxophone and Recorder. She performs in many musical groups including The Walt Disney World Orchestra, local symphonies, concert bands and various other music ensembles, and holds a position as Clarinet Professor at Valencia College.
Some of her other accomplishments are writing and illustrating a children’s book called “The Big Thank You”, making jewelry and painting.Ms.Vache lives with her Jazz Clarinetist husband Allan Vache. She has a Son and Daughter that are percussionists.