2015-2018: Graduate Teaching Assistant at Eastman School of Music 2017: Performed with Eastman Wind Ensemble on tour at MusicFest Canada 2011-2013: Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Miami 2011: Performed Bach's B Minor Mass with Ithaca College Faculty Chamber Orchestra on tour (also recorded it) 2011: Performed and recorded Rite of Spring with Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra as Principal Trumpet
Ethan was my trumpet lesson instructor for three years at Eastman. He is obviously an extremely talented musician, but he is also an incredible teacher. He is great at personalizing his lessons for what I was able to work on and what I needed to improve on, and would regularly find new exercises and repertoire for me. He would pick up on things that helped me learn and implement them in my lessons, like letting me "mimic" him in a call/response type fashion. Ethan is also great at communicating, which is not an easy skill when it comes to explaining music and instrumental playing, and I was always able to understand what he wanted me to change or work on. I can honestly say that I improved in my playing thanks to him. I notice little things here and there, like playing stronger in the low register or playing a phrase more "musically" than I would have in the past, things Ethan worked on with me, where when you add them all together really remind me that I am a stronger player now.