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BM, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Double Bass Performance K-12 Music Teaching Certification, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University
2014 - Performed with Rutgers Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
2012 - Performed with the Terrence Blanchard Jazz Orchestra
2012 - Awarded Principal Position in the Rutgers Sinfonia Orchestra
2008 - Admitted as the only bass player in the state of New Jersey into the Governor's School for the Arts
My passion for music and education is vast and can be backed up with myriad accomplishments. I began my double bass studies at the age of 10, continuing through primary and secondary school. Throughout high school I performed with the Central New Jersey Honors Orchestra, Governor's School for the Arts, and many local jazz bands and chamber ensembles. In 2014, I graduated from Rutgers University where I studied with Timothy Cobb, principal bassist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Through my college career, I performed in Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, McCarter Theatre, and Smalls Jazz Club.
My teaching experience dates back to my high school days. Throughout high school I tutored contemporaries and family in music theory and performance. Throughout college, I taught private students, and began teaching beginner - intermediate level piano. I like to focus on the fundamentals, techniques, and practices that build the strongest performer. It is my goal to find the best method and repetoire for each student so as to enahce their ability to a professional level. I encourage all students to perform anywhere and everywhere, enter competitions, and audition for orchestras and ensembles. This motivation provides students of all abilities and ages to become the best and most well-versed musician they can possibly become.
I myself have learned from several methods. I like to gauge the student's ability in the first and second lesson, and pull what I feel is the best material from each source to create an individualized method. As the student begins to grasp fundamental technique, solo and chamber repetoire is introduced. Of course, the student is encouraged to explore and find music that excites them. As well, it is extremely important to choose pieces that are just above the student's ability level. This allows the student to grow as a player and constantly achieve new goals.
My teaching style is the studen'ts learning style. Whatever the student's learning approach may be - visual, aural, combination - I will work my approach to suit their needs. It is important that I find what the student likes so as to excite their learning. If the student wants to learn the Beatles discography front to back, or if they are desperate to learn Bottessini's Second Bass Concerto, then I will tailor my lesson plans to suit their goals.
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