I've been playing for 36 years, and teaching for 26. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, and a Master's (with honors) in Jazz Performance, so YES, I can teach you jazz. :) I've played in orchestras, jazz ensembles, ska bands, even a jazz-punk band, and done extensive studio work, and I bring all of that to my lessons. I believe in saying "yes' to every musical opportunity. By doing that, I've opened myself to a wider musical world, and had amazing experiences. I encourage my st... [more]
As a lifelong musician, and Masters Degree holder, I have extensive experience in harmony, ear training, form and analysis, and composing/arranging.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, which includes extensive ear training. I am an experienced jazz musician, which requires active aural skills. I have taught my students for 20+years ear training skills as a part of their regular lessons.
I've been a professional musician for 30 years. I've also been teaching brass instruments for 26 years. I also hold a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. I've had many successful trombone students over the years.
I've been a professional trumpet player for 30 years. I've also been teaching trumpet (and other brass instruments) for 26 years. I also hold a Bachelor's degree in Music Education.
I am a brass teacher of 26 years, with a degree in Music Education, which included extensive Horn work. Additionally, as a brass specialist, I know that the mechanics of brass playing do not change from piccolo trumpet all the way to tuba, so I can pick up and brass instrument and play. Also, I have been teaching horn students for over 20 years, many of whom were very successful in their school programs.