Gift Certificates Available. SHOP NOW!
-BM, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, Trombone Performance
-MM, Arizona State University, Music Composition (Grad. 2020)
-2018- Performed 60 minute recital on trombone
-2018- Had Percussion Ensemble piece- "From the Earth" professionally recorded
-2016- Attended Atlantic Brass Quintet Summer Institute in Boston
-2015- Performed with Purchase Jazz Band at Dizzy's Club and the Blue Note in NYC
I am a driven musician and teacher who has been studying and performing music for 15 years. I recently graduated from SUNY Purchase in New York with a degree in trombone, and I decided to shift gears and move out to Arizona to pursue my masters degree in music composition. Growing up in New York City, I have performed on some of the greatest stages in the world, such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, and I have studied under some of the best musicians in my field. I have a bevy of experience on all the low brass instruments and composition.
My most significant teaching experience started three years ago, when I worked as a music councilor at French Woods Festival. At French Woods I had many responsibilities. I looked after a bunk of campers, helped out students in larger ensembles such as orchestra or jazz band, and taught weekly private lessons. During my two summers working there, I taught students of all ages and skill levels on tenor and bass trombone. At French Woods I learned I loved helping young musicians grow, and I have been teaching ever since.
My methods are fairly simple. No matter the age or experience level, fundamentals are key. This includes proper embouchure, good posture, and proper and effective warm ups. Once the fundamentals are secure, especially for younger students, I like to move on to more "fun" music, such as Rochut etudes or beginner level solo music. Besides fundamentals I believe the most important element in playing brass instruments successfully is confidence. As the student progresses, the music will naturally get more difficult, so it essential to have confidence and not be afraid of making mistakes.
I like to maintain a fun atmosphere in my lessons. Especially for younger students, there will always be moments of frustration, so encouragement is key. The trombone is a very difficult instrument, especially for beginners, but with the right encouragement and dedication any student can thrive. Once a student reaches a certain level or age, I believe if they want to grow on trombone they will. I will give them more independence to set their own goals and choose their own repertoire. I set weekly goals and focus on developing a good practice for every lesson.
Select all the days/times the student would be available to start lessons. Selecting "3pm - 7pm" means the student can start as early as 3pm or start as late as 7pm. It is important that you select as many days and the widest window of start times for each day as possible. That will help us make a match with one of our teachers.Ok
Are you sure that's your only availability? The more availability you easier it will be to arrange a teacher for you.