I approach each topic with a fundamental understanding of how it works, building from the basics into more challenging applications of the material. I cater my teaching style to each student specifically. Each lesson covers fundamental exercises, technique exercises, and focus on developing individual musicianship.
With around a year of teaching over the internet under my belt, I 100% believe that I can effectively teach students over Zoom/Google Meet/etc.
I'm a tubist based in Chicago who has studied classical music for the past decade. I grew up around the world and have a unique perspective on teaching music to students of all backgrounds. I've been teaching private lessons for 6 years and have had students go on to study music full time for their undergraduate degrees. I'm comfortable teaching beginners to students in college, and I love figuring out what works best for each specific student. My standards are high and I truly believe that anyone can do anything they put their mind to, and my role as a teacher is to push my students past their limits to goals they didn't think they could achieve.
I'm open to adjusting my rate depending on need-based considerations. My rate is a firm $60/hr for those who can afford it, or $30/half hour. If we agree to regular lessons, there is a lesson contract involved between myself and the parents/student that outlines details regarding scheduling, payment, lesson preparation, and accountability on both parties involved. Ultimately, I don't want money to be a hurdle for a student that is interested in taking lessons, however, I want to ensure that I am getting a fair rate for my time and expertise.
MM, Music Performance 2017 - 2018
Ball State University
B.M., Music Performance 2011 – 2015
Interlochen Arts Academy
High School Diploma 2010 – 2011
Current Professional Teaching Positions:
Faculty at Merit School of Music, January 2019 - present
Assistant Band Director, Proviso Math and Science Academy
Private Lessons Instructor at William Fremd HS & Lane Tech College Preparatory School 2019 - present
Low Brass Teacher, People's Music School, 2018 - present
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Summer Low Brass Institute - 2020
Former Teaching Experience:
Lockport Township HS
PALS Teaching Program, Aspen Music Festival
Ball State University, Guest teacher April 2019
Muncie Symphony Outreach - Brass Quintet, September 2012 - June 2015
Western Michigan University - Graduate Teaching Assistant; Private lessons and Tuba Methods Course
Professional Playing Experience;
Civic Orchestra of Chicago, multiple performances
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, substitute Tuba
Muncie Symphony Orchestra, substitute Tuba
Founding member, Origin Brass
Stonegate Brass Quintet
Arduro Brass Quintet
Civic Orchestra of Chicago Brass Quintet
Aspen School of Music (2018 - 2019)
Civic Orchestra of Chicago (2017 - 2019)
Fresh Inc Music Festival (2017)
Intern for Fifth House Ensemble (2017 - 2018)
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