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BM, Berklee College of Music, Classical Composition
2006 through 2008 - Member of All Southern California Jazz All Star Band
2008 - Performed with Gordon Goodwin's "Big Phat Band"
2010 - Tourned east coast including cities such as Boston, New York, Washington, and Baltimore
2013 - Brought on as Staff Writer for L&L Music Recording Studio arranging and organizing detailed musical parts for rehearsals and recording sessions
I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. In 2013, I graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, with a Degree in Classical Composition. Traveling around the East and West Coasts of the USA has been one of the greater experiences of my life as a musician, and I've had the opportunity to play with various jazz artists such as Wayne Bergeron, Gordon Goodwin, Tom Kubis, and many other talented jazz artists.
My teaching experience dates back to my high school days, as I began teaching private lessons part time 7 years ago. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, and it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. I’ve also found that a combination of both classical and modern styles of music can go a long way in helping students enjoy the trumpet and motivate them to practice and continue to learn. If a student isn't having fun in their lessons, then I'm not doing my job! My studnets are encouraged to enter competitions and recitals, as well as working on composing their own orginal material so they can feel good about their accomplishments and stay motivated to learn. I have experience working with students age 5 to age 55!
My methods of teaching vary from student to student. Each practice plan is custom to each individual student. For beginners, I generally start off with fundamental exercises to help the student get comfortable with the instrument. For the more advanced students, I like to focus on the style of music that they are interested in. Regardless of age or ability, my lessons are structured to be engaging and fun to maintain interest in the instrument.
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music! Therefore, it is important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Ackmowledging accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to pregress and makes students each to learn more. By trying to find out what inspires the student, I can successfully tailor my instruction to their specific needs.
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