Bassist and Saxophonist for live performance, recording, band and ensemble work. As a Performing Musician I have been apart of many bands and ensembles on both professional and semi-professional levels. My years of performing has allowed me to play on stages including the Webster Main Stage, The Comcast Theater, The Chance Theater, and Lincoln Center. It also gave me the opportunity to tour on festivals such as Launch Music Conference and the Vans Warped Tour. Taking information and examples from countless teachers I've studied under; including: Derek Currier(Private lessons), Kurt Eckhardt(Newtown High School), and Dr. Dan Goble(Western Connecticut University) I have constructed a very ambitious, focused teaching style and method. I have experience teaching private lessons for saxophone, bass guitar, clarinet, trumpet, tuba, general marching, and music theory. As a private teacher I provide one-on-one instruction teaching students to read standard notation as well as tab and chord charts. I instruct students in performance, improvisation and composition as well as prepared multiple students for auditions required for western regional/ all state bands and college applications to WCSU, Berklee college of music, UCONN as well as local high school midterms, finals and jazz band auditions.
I love connecting with students and helping them channel their passion into true talent. Sharing my 12 years of performance experience and skills is something that I've always enjoyed doing.
There are no reviews yet
I normally start day one with asking some questions about where you are and where you want to be musically. Based on what the students wants are I will select my curriculum. I am always available to my students for questions.
I have a music performance degree from Western Connecticut State University. I have been teaching privately for about 8 years and many have my students have gone to schools such as Berklee, wcsu, the new school and many others.
I started teaching my peers in highschool in the jazz and marching bands. That's where I found my true passion for teaching
I always suggest that you find a teacher that activity work in the field you're taking lessons in. So if you want to perform get a teacher that activly performs.
The big question I often ask students that catches them off guard is why music. In order to excel in your musical endevors it's incredibly important to know why you want it and what drives you. Then together we can start that journey