I am a highly experienced and highly educated musician with a B.M. from Berklee College of Music, M.M. from the New England Conservatory, and an A.D. from the Juilliard School under the direction of Wynton Marsalis. I have been teaching all ages for the past six years and have found a way to connect the student to music in a personalized and unique way.
My experience at Berklee and Juilliard was amazing because of the teachers, and I want to pass the knowledge they gave me onto others.
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Find several avenues of interest for different levels of students.
Improve technique and musicality through engaging and informative methods.
Develop discipline and a sense of creativity within student, and present expressive and communal performing
Create sense of community among peers and educators to continuously develop musical personalities.
With students overall goals in mind, present trumpet history, music theory, improvisation, and general
The Juilliard School
Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies
Two-year, postgraduate, certificate program under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, Greg Gisbert, and Ben Wolfe.
New England Conservatory
Master of Music in Jazz Studies
Recipient of Merit-based Tuition Waiver. Teachers included John McNeil, Laurie Frink, Jerry Bergonzi, Ralph Alessi, Miguel Zenon, Jason Moran, Dave Holland, Fred Hersch. Member of NEC Jazz Orchestra led by Ken Schaphorst.
Berklee College of Music
Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance
Full Scholarship. Teachers included Tiger Okoshi, Jeff Galindo, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro, Darren Barrett, Terri Lyne Carrington.
30 minutes $85
45 minutes $90
60 minutes $100
***$10 fee if studio rental needed
I have worked with students from absolute beginners, to professional players, to comeback musicians, and everyone in between. My wide range of musical experiences has prepared me to educate any type of student.
Before moving to NYC, I was the resident trumpet instructor in a town right outside of Boston, called Medfield. I am particularly proud of this because the band director, and my employer was a teacher of mine when I was younger. For him to hire me for supplemental trumpet lessons for his students was a very proud moment for me.