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Master Degree: Florida State University
Bachelor Degree: Florida State University
2019 - Manhattan School of Music Merit Scholarship
2017 - Florida State University Teaching Assistantship (Full Ride Scholarship)
2015 - Florida Music Teachers National Association First Place Winner - Chamber Music
2012 - Florida State University College of Music Merit Scholarship
I'm a professional instructor who wants to share my passion for the saxophone. The saxophone has been my first choice instrument since I was a kid and in 2015 I graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in woodwind performance. I then pursued my master's degree from the same school, where I accepted a Graduate Teaching Assistant position, teaching private saxophone lessons as well as coaching saxophone quartets. I've had the opportunity to perform throughout the United States, including Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Missouri, Texas, Massachusetts, and Florida, as both a soloist and chamber musician. I am currently pursuing my doctorate degree in woodwind performance from the Manhattan School of Music.
I have been privately teaching since 2012, primarily teaching high school students in between classes in college. In 2017 I was offered a Graduate Teaching Assistantship from Florida State University, where I was assigned eight students and two saxophone quartets, as well as teaching the saxophone portion of the Woodwind Fundamentals class that was offered. These opportunities have given me a chance to refine my teaching style to cater to what each student needs, from sight-reading practicing, to playing duets together. I always encourage my students to perform, enter competitions, or bring in any piece of music that they're excited about!
For my beginning students, I start off with Hal Leonard's Absolute Beginners - Alto Saxophone method book to start them off with the basic fundamentals of reading music and playing the saxophone. For my more advanced students, I introduce fundamental saxophone techniques as well as solo repertoire. For adults, I encourage them to come up with a set of goals, and I set up each lesson so that we meet these goals. After a while I encourage the students to perform a solo for an end-of-the-year recital
My primary focus is to make sure that each student is enjoying each lesson and builds a passion for the saxophone. I make sure that each student has a goal set in mind so that we can mold each lesson to further that goal. I encourage outside listening in order to better understand all the different styles of music that exists as well as getting in to the actual history of the saxophone itself. I focus on not only teaching someone how to be a saxophonist, but also how to be a musician and really be able to make music.
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