I am a Juilliard trained composer, performer, and educator. A single day could include teaching music to a concert hall of over a 1000 students, advanced music theory to honors undergraduate students, a small classroom of first-year learners, and then an online hip-hop music production session to a high schooler. I have taught composition, theory, production, piano, guitar, and woodwinds to ages from 6 to 82.
Recent positions include Juilliard precollege faculty, a lead teaching artist and curriculum development assistant for Juilliard Open Studio’s eLearning courses, a teaching artist with the New York Philharmonic, a Young Composer and Improvisor’s Program instructor at the Village Community School, a curriculum developer with the Digital Media Academy, and a music appreciation instructor at the School for Strings.
Explored a variety of musical elements and learned in depth about music as itself and its history. Went over many ways to improve ones instrumental skills and ways to improve as a musician. Overall been really helpful and instructive.
I tailor everything to the mentee's goals! Whether you are starting off brand new and want to develop a new fun skill, reach a new level, or trying to place into the top conservatories - I am here for you.
New York Philharmonic: Teaching Artist, Young Composers Programs
The Juilliard School: M.M. in Composition. Music Theory Staff and Faculty in the Precollege Division. Curriculum development assistant for the first online "Music Theory 101"
Digital Media Academy: Lead Curriculum Developer and Instructor - Music Production
UNC at Greensboro: B.M. in Music Performance (Bassoon)
School for Strings: General Music Class Instructor
Village Community School: Young Composers and Improvisors - Teaching Artist
$80 for one studio or online session
$100 for one in-home lesson
I am flexible on time depending on the subject. I typically recommend = Instrumental, Ear Training: 1 hour, Theory/History/Production: 1.15 hours
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
I have had several amazing teachers along the way. I share their belief that it is the right thing to give back and pass knowledge onward.
I enjoy working with mentees of all backgrounds and interests!
80+ year old corporate tax lawyer: Music Theory and Engraving
recently retired rockstar: Music Production and Film Scoring in Logic
8 year old: Beginning Electric Guitar
Undergraduate actress: Music history, Ear training
High school student: Production and songwriting in Ableton
- A young mentee from a recent program was interviewed on NBC Nightly News and CBS Sunday Morning about her original orchestral composition. She shined in the spotlight!
- Another student from over 4 years ago just reached out to see how things have been! They wound up being accepted to their dream school.
- One young student was so nervous about how her end of the year performance went (it was truly, truly wonderful) that she ran out afterward. I managed to track her down in the school and have a conversation about perfectionism, art, and life. A teaching moment. She signed up again for the course next year!
All about fit! Do they adapt and listen to your needs? IS their instruction specific to you?
What do I want to accomplish?
What have I noticed has "worked" for me in the past when learning skills?
Ableton Lessons Arrangement And Composition Lessons Audio Engineering Schools Audio Production Classes Audition Prep Lessons Bassoon Lessons Composition Lessons Ear Training Lessons Guitar Lessons Logic Pro Software Lessons Music Performance Lessons Music Recording Classes Music Theory Lessons Songwriting Classes