As a teacher, I am guided by each student’s sense of curiosity and individual learning style. From there we build on technique as well as all aspects of complete musicianship. It is essential for me as the teacher to meet each student exactly at his/her current level and then guide each individual to improvement via patient practice and heightened awareness.
DMA, Louisiana State University
Creator of The International Saxophone Symposium
Creator of the Jazz Workshop at Columbia State University
Music is a language that opens the doors of our world. Every individual has their own process of learning, and for this reason I customize the best study method for each one, working in an environment of passion and discipline. My goal is for my students to enjoy the challenge of creating music with perfect technique, a beautiful tone and musicality. I help students achieve their dreams by focusing on their musical goals, interests and aspirations.
MM, Southeastern Louisiana University
Flute teacher at Southeastern Louisiana University
Drawing on my background performing orchestral, historical, and contemporary music as well as researching music history and theory, I'm dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded education. With all my teaching, however, I focus on helping students to properly evaluate themselves, therefore becoming their own teachers.
DMA, The Juilliard School
Teaching Fellow at The Juilliard School
Studying music involves both the student and the instructor in a mutually kinesthetic process of imitation, trial and error, and feedback. My role as the teacher is not only to provide the students with the tools necessary to improve and accomplish their imagined result, but also to facilitate an encouraging atmosphere where the student feels comfortable enough to experiment and create.
DMA, Florida State University
Saxophone quartet at Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Grant Winner of 2014 Chamber Music America
I am very committed to providing a learning environment that is both exciting and rigorous, and one that empowers students to reach their maximum potential as musicians. I have devised various teaching strategies that allowed students to conquer the demands of technique, rhythmic accuracy, flexibility of intonation and tone, projection of sound, dynamic control, and reed adjusting. Above all, I treat my students with the utmost respect, creating an environment where students feel safe to express their musical thoughts orally and through the instrument. As a result, students respond to my dedication by committing themselves to their lessons as well as to the furtherance of their own education.
DMA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Associate Music Director at Diocesan Wind Orchestra
Winner of 2015 Jupiter Quartet Guest Artist Award
I offer students help to find their inner motivation and joy in practicing and playing music and I present them the tools to develop high level technical skills on their instrument. I believe that this combination is the key for students to become independent and capable of preparing on their own for any future musical challenge.
MM, Berklee College of Music
Principal Oboe at Wind Orchestra Krka
Composer at PostArt Ensemble
Always working to share my love of music, I am patient and encouraging, and bring a great deal of experience to my teaching. I have been fortunate enough to have learned from some of the world's best orchestral and solo flutists, and enjoy sharing what I have gained from them with my students. As a child I was not always taught the best technique, causing me problems as an adult - problems I take a great deal of care to make sure my own students avoid!
MM, The Juilliard School and MA at Royal Academy of Music
Flute Section Mentor at Juilliard Pre-college Program
Principal Flute at Royal Academy of Music Concert Orchestra
It is important to focus on developing solid fundamentals. Special attention will be given to areas that need the most work, and we will work on how to practice effectively.
MM, Manhattan School of Music
Principal Clarinet at Symphony Orchestra of the Americas
Former Principal Clarinet at Berkeley Symphony
Between having taught classical saxophone at Cornell University and Jazz Studies at the University of Rochester, I try to bring as much legitimacy as I can to any style of music that I am playing. I strive to find what connects best with the student and give him or her appropriate guidance for that particular style. I focus on tone, articulation and technique in order to emphasize the capabilities of the saxophone.
DMA, Eastman School of Music
Teaches at Eastman School of Music
Solo Performance with Eastman Philharmonic Orchestra
I believe in tailoring lessons to each individual student's abilities. Music is necessary and unique, and I want to foster a lifelong love of music, whether they go into music or not.
MM, Hartford University
2nd Flute for New York Chamber Players
‘One step at a time’ with a swift pace is the main idea.
MM, Yale School of Music
Bassoon Instructor at Yale Music in Schools Initiative Program
First Prize of International Double Reed Society (IDRS)
I use music to teach my students about life, how to become a better person and the responsibility that music gives us will translate to any profession.
MM, Berklee College of Music
Saxophonist for The United Nations
Adjunct Professor at Five Towns College
I enjoy working with many different people on a personal level. From young kids to seniors, and enthusiastic amateurs to seasoned pros. It's exciting to see the growth and improvement and be part of it. I especially love to share my passion for music and inspire others with it.
MM, Aaron Copland School of Music
First Prize at Jazz Competitions in Germany
I believe that the most beneficial and rewarding way of teaching music is teaching it as a fundamental part of the human experience. By learning music under this context we can discover the power of our own expression.
MM, North Carolina Central University
Winner at UWEC Concerto Competition
Director of UWEC Jazz Ensemble IV
With patience, I teach my students the most solid foundations of playing, in the simplest and most direct way, and let them experience self-improvement. I teach them that music comes from life but it is larger than life. I want my students how to identify music by themselves, how to understand difficulties, how to hone their skills with continuous practice, and to use all their knowledge and expression to serve music.
MM, Bard College
Flutist at Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra
Principal Flute at China Youth Symphony Orchestra