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BM, SUNY Purchase, Jazz Studies
2013 - Performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall 2014 - Presidential Scholarship at Nazareth College 2015 - Appointed Principal Bass of the Nazareth Symphony Orchestra 2018 - Performed with the Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland
I've spent over half my life as a musician and I hope to help you have a lifelong love of music as well! Growing up in Upstate New York, I started on Cello when I was 9, but quickly made the change to Electric and Double Bass. I started my collegiate music education at Nazareth College of Rochester in 2014 as Classical Double Bass major. After a year there I transferred to SUNY Purchase to pursue a degree in Jazz Studies. I play in several bands and can often be found playing in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
I first started teaching when I was a junior in high school. Over the summer I would help the younger students of my town by giving Double Bass lessons. Since then I've grown my studio and I've only become more enthralled with helping people learn about music. I try to educate students on the history of the instrument as well as the many roles in can play in different genres. Every student has unique goals in music and my main focus is to help them find what they're really interested in. From Classical, to Funk, to Rock, to Jazz, or anything else I want to motivate students to become the musician they want to be and have fun while they're doing it.
Having taught students of several different age groups, on several different instruments it is hard to have a definitive "set method". For all students, however, I try to do several things that will help them no matter the age or instrument. I help them develop their technique, music theory knowledge and work on ear training. No matter the age or instrument I believe these 3 things lead to musical success no matter what. As lessons progress another part of my teaching method is to teach students something they can be proud of. For younger students that might be a nursery rhyme they know all the words to and feel like they can perform for their parents, for older students it might be a song they love and hear on the radio and always wanted to learn how to play. By doing this early on I hope to show students that with their hard work they can make music they're proud of and show them the benefits of practicing and reaching goals.
My main goal in educating is to help a student develop a true passion for music. I strive to help a student, any age, better understand music theory and technique so that music can remain a part of their life and so that they have the tools to explore different genres as their tastes broaden. By being a positive and dependable resource in a students musical life I help students reach goals at a pace effective for them and hope to inspire musical growth long after the lesson is completed. Every student has different needs and goals and in my 8 years as a music educator I've learned how to help students pinpoint the things they are most passionate about and succeed.
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