Master’s in Music Performance, ASU 2013
Professional musician of 12yrs+ as music director, bandleader, and accompanist
Formally trained in jazz, classical, and sacred music
Over a decade of teaching experience, ages 5-65
Published composer, CMAA
The joy of sharing music with others and witnessing students’ growth
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Evaluate current level of proficiency (if applicable) and define student goals in taking lessons
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Master of Music, ASU 2013
12+ years professional musician
10+ years teaching experience
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages, beginner to advanced.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Choir director and organist for St Mary’s Oratory, Kalamazoo. The preparation of music with the choir and singing / playing for Holy Week and Easter was an especially rewarding experience.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Which music they wish to learn and how committed they are to do the work as recommended in order to achieve their goals