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2006, Cheyenne East High School Graduate 2007, The Navy Shool of Music Basic Course 2014, The Navy School of Music Unit Leader Course
2006- Accepted into Fleet Marine Music Program
2011- Performed with Chinese Military Band, Bejing China
2012- Performed with Royal New Zeland Airforce, Auckland New Zeland
2012- Performed for Vice President Joe Biden, Kaneohe, Hawaii
2013- Awarded Navy Achievment Medal, for work with Marine Forces Pacific Band
The love of music is one of the strongest passions in my life. I have been preforming professionally with the U.S. Fleet Marine Corps Music program for almost ten years. Through that program I have been able to perform in sixteen different countries for presidents, vice presidents, kings, queens, and prime ministers. These amazing opportunities I have been able to experience performing trombone the last few years would never have been possible with out the fantastic music teachers I have had along the way. I want to give back to the musical community now, by showing young students what a joy music can be in their life.
Since 2010 I have been teaching young Marine trombone players, and began to teach private lessons to middle and high school trombone players in 2014. The art of trombone playing is rooted in the fundamentals, and emulating the great examples of the best to play trombone through out history. Consistent, regular practice is a must when learning any instrument, as is playing something enjoyable every time you pick up your horn. We all started playing music because it was fun, and keeping it fun even in challenging material is crucial. A fun and positve, but honest environment, is the only way to keep students coming back for more lessons. I encourage all my students to perform in any opportunity they can comes along, and invite them to attend and be involved in any performance I may have as well. I am happy to work with students of all ages. Music is a skill and passion that you can enjoy all through out life, and it is never too early, or too late to get involved in it
For students of all ages I focus on fundamentals by using, The Remington and Arbans books, but for beginners Hal Leonard's Essential Elements is a great start. The fundamentals are never mastered, and the Arbans and Remington methods, are time tested and proven methods for improving on Trombone. I also use the Arnold Jacob's method of Song and Wind. I also think it is important to let students choose their own issues to work on. You have to let students have their own say in their development, to keep the lessons fun and interesting for them.
Teaching is most rewarding when you see the student enjoying themselves, while improving on their instrument. I believe that each student has their own specific musical journey, and it is important to set realistic, attainable goals that help move that journey along at the student's specific pace. It is important to have honest positive communication about the students progress, always focusing on the positive. When working with young students it is necessary to set an example musically, professionally, and personally as well. All work with young people should be focused on helping the becoming positive contributing members of society, and I will work in our music lessons to help students gain the work ethic necessary to do that.
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