Dr. Platt holds undergraduate and master's degrees from Boston University and a doctorate from Ball State University. She has performed in orchestras across the United States and Europe. She has also lead the Fox Theatre Orchestra, the Gateway Orchestra and the Salem-Chamber Orchestra as well as performed with the St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre, Union Avenue Opera, the Bach Society, Winter Opera, and orchestras such as the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Dr. Platt has performed major concertos annually with local orchestras and has founded the Cardinal Quartet (2004) and the Arch String Project (2018).
Pedagogically, Dr. Platt believes that music is a language and should be studied as such. She has extensive training and teaching experience in the Suzuki method, under the tutelage of John Kendall and others. She has taught individual and group lessons at the Suzuki Institute of Boston, the String Project at the University of Texas in Austin, SIUE and the Kirkwood Academy of Music. She believes every student should study solos, chamber music, composition, improvisation, theory, and history in order to perform at the highest level possible. Teaching the entire human being is her goal. A number of her students have been in the St. Louis Youth Orchestra, the Preparatory Program-Webster University, the Missouri and Illinois All-State Orchestras, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States, won the Fox Theater Young Artist Competition and won scholarships to prominent universities such as Maryville University, University of Illinois and Rice.
Dr. Platt is also a life-long learner and aspires to change the world through playing, service and teaching music.