Mckayla began playing the violin at the young age of 5. Through the progression of Mckayla's musical career, she has been influenced by instructors including Eddy Rogers, Andrea Beaton, Shelly Campbell and Kyle MacNeil. She can often be found performing in various variety concerts and benefits in St. Peter's. Mckayla has also had the pleasure of performing on stage with the Barra MacNeils on many occasions. She is a dedicated member of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association and has performed with them for the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and on their 2008 trip to Scotland and England.