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BM, Jazz Studies, University of Michigan - Trombone/Trumpet
University of Michigan Jazz Scholarship
Berklee College of Music Jazz Festival Solo award winner
Villanove Jazz Festival Solo award winner
I am a musician offering teachings on Trombone and Trumpet. I have a bachelors in Jazz Studies from the University of Michigan and currently freelance in NYC/Asia. Experience -Playing in groups of all genres (Jazz/Salsa/Classical/Funk/NeoSoul).-Teaching Private Students-Touring the USA and Asia-Holding workshops with beginner playersStrengths would be improvisation and meditation. How to play in the moment and be honest with ones self. Creating a good tone/sound to express yourself. Jazz theory and jazz phrasing/language. Along with basic technique.I can offer lessons at my place in downtown Manhattan or meet at a studio/students place. All levels welcome, I take this job seriously and promise to be prepared for every lesson. Students must commit to practicing everyday since there is no shortcuts in music.
Experience Rock Band Tours Big Band National Tours Cruise Ship International Tour Orchestra Pit National and International show runs Freelance NYC Musician Leader of Succesfull Jazz Trio Member of Disney All America College Band
Begining Students I work on creating a nice tone and understanding of instrument as a whole. I use standard of excellence training books and move on depending on students willingless and skill. Teach Jazz Improv to all levels. Concentrate on jazz vocabulary, expression, style, and creating in the moment. Also teach meditation which leads to better practice and healthier living
Teaching is a joy. The music is a gift and it is a blessing to share it with others. I enjoy seeing students learn and pick up music right in front of my eyes. Teaching is a learning experience for myself as well. I enjoy working with others and use my skills/experience to inspire others.
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