Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Clarinet, French Horn
I have taught clarinet and trumpet lessons since 1977. I have taught saxophone, french horn and trombone since 1979. I have had two students make first chair in All-State competition, and many Solo and Ensemble Award winners. Several of my students have earned scholarship offers, and some have gone on to win honors as high school and college band directors. Read More
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Recorder, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Piccolo, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Oboe, Bassoon, English Horn, Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Djembe, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
My teaching style includes positive reinforcement, making and achieving small measurable goals that lead to big measurable goals, and teaching and instilling correct daily practice methods. I encourage each student to do their best each day and push through the difficult places. When something is too difficult for a student, I break it down into smaller, more understandable pieces, or change tactics to a different subject or piece. I use many resources and try to differentiate activities to keep students engaged and learning. Read More
Instruments: Piano, Violin, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Keyboard
I don't believe there is nothing is better than having a student who has achieved a goal. So it is so important for me that my student progress at a rate that is fun, yet challenging. I believe goals should be realistic and tangible. We should discuss plans together on what kind of player they want to be. Then I tailor their lessons to them. I follow seven principles in my lessons. Read More
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