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DMA, Bowling Green State University, Contemporary Horn Performance (In Progress) MM, Bowling Green State University, Horn Performance BS, Messiah College, K-12 Music Education
2013 - Presser Scholar
2010-2014 - Vollmer Scholar
2015 - Bernice Ely Coulon Achievement Award
2014 - Bassist for 2014 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra
2014 - Soloist with Red Land High School Band at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia
I am a driven and passionate musician, who loves performing, and most of all passing on my love of music to students. In 2014 I graduated from Messiah College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, Studying both horn and Jazz Bass. Upon graduating Messiah, I attended Bowling Green State University studying Horn Performance. My wide range of musical experiences has equiped me to teach different styles to a wide variety of students. I have performed with Jazz groups such as the Reese Project, Kirk Reese Trio, and Michael Shirtz Quartet. I am also the Artist Horn Mentor for the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, and have perfromed with the Adrian Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra. I currently hold and adjunct professor position at Terra State Community College
My teaching experience goes back to my high school years, as I began teaching guitar lessons part time about 8 years ago. Since them I have held studios in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Ohio including Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Guitar, and Horn. During my Bachelors degree I had the opportunity to student teach at Red Land High School and Middle School where I ran a concert band and taught private lessons on all instruments. In 2015 I won an Adjunct Professor position at Terra State Community College where I run the Big Band, Jazz Combo, Jazz Improv Lessons, and Bass Lessons. My wide range of experiences both performing and teaching has equiped me to teach Jazz and Classical music. I am always looking to bring on new students of all ages!
For beginning horn students I use the Rubank method as well as my own combination of etudes. Once the student has a solid understanding of the fundamentals a regimine of solos and etudes will be assigned, followed by the standard solo repertoire. For bass and guitar students I have my own method book that focuses on music theory, technique, as well as improvisation. I strongly believe in adapting my materials and method to best suit the student and the students need, I will work to help you achieve your goals!
Teaching music is one of the most rewarding experiences for both the teacher and the student. I teach students at their own pace, focusing on taking them from where they are to there highest potential. I encourage realistic goals and strategies to reach their goals at every lesson. Having a very specific plan for how to improve is key for reaching your potential, I adapt my teaching to the student and work hard to find the most effective way to reach the student. In lessons I focus on a positive and supportive learning environment.
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