My education process is flexible. Drawing on an incredibly varied experience from studio recordings to touring on a variety of instruments, the work we engage in can be tailored to the student's needs and informed by real-world experience.
I love providing the support necessary to empower students to achieve versions of themselves they did not know existed, through our musical and/or artistic pursuits.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I approach every student as the unique individual they are. It is important to me to first understand the student's goals and motivations, then tailor our meetings to best support their goals.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have received University training in music performance, music theory, arranging, and composition, as well as a degree in Audio Production. I have had countless mentors on every instrument I specialize in, as well as the process of recording and producing music and audio.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I charge a flat rate of $30/half hour and $50/hour lessons.
How did you get started teaching?
My favorite thing about music and art is the sense of community, and the fact that everyone travels their own journey to attaining their knowledge and expertise. Because of this, we are all each others' teachers and I have been receiving mentorship and educating others for the entirety of my musical career.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with all ranges of students in a variety of settings, from pure beginner to advanced elderly students, in individual lessons, group classes, and band coaching.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I had the opportunity to rehearse and perform a set of my original music not long after receiving my COVID vaccine, and to gather with so many loved ones after such a long period of time without it, in celebration of music and art, was deeply rewarding.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Think first about your goals and what you hope to achieve from the lessons. The best teachers are deep wells of knowledge, but the process is ultimately guided by your own motivation and curiousity.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are my goals? Without judging or speaking negatively, what are the aspects I am most seeking to improve?