- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Advanced Harmony
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Analysis
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
- RCM - History
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Rudiments
My teaching approach is all about personalization. I blend music theory and aural skills with instrumental technique, etudes, and repertoire, tailoring each lesson to suit the individual student. These components seamlessly combine within each session, and I'll provide lesson notes as a helpful reference for practicing. These notes serve as a reminder of the material covered and techniques discussed, as well as clear expectations for what music and techniques should be prepared for the next lesson.
Your journey with me begins right where you are. I create a lesson plan that aligns with your current skill level and is molded around your goals and preferred genres. I set precise improvement targets for your instrument, ensuring that progress is not just a hope, but an expectation.
Drawing from my performance experience, my teaching and performing worlds interconnect. By demonstrating musical pieces professionally, I offer vivid examples to guide your learning. This is especially beneficial for younger students, as they can experience their music and instrument played at a professional level. This exposure aids their individual practice, refining their tonal production and musical expression.
I have studied and performed across Canada, the United States, and Europe. I have degrees in music and saxophone performance from West Virginia University (Doctorate of Musical Arts), Conservatoire de Bordeaux (Performance Certificate), Bowling Green State University (Master of Music), and the University of Alberta (Bachelor of Music), and Grant MacEwan University (Jazz Performance Certificate). With over 12 years of teaching experience and advanced degrees in music pedagogy I am able to teach all ages and experiences on saxophone, clarinet, and flute in both classical and jazz genres.
Music from SEAMUS Vol. 28, Ljos by Brian Topp for soprano saxophone
and live electronics
Interactions. SEAMUS Records, Scrap Metals by Jason Charney for soprano
Saxophone and live electronics
- Extensive training in jazz, classical, contemporary, and experimental music styles. - Focus on curating and nurturing students' artistry while sparking curiosity. - Utilizes technique, etudes, and challenging repertoire suitable for all levels, from beginners to professionals. - Proven track record of success in teaching. Former high school students secured full scholarships at the University of Alberta and West Virginia University's music programs. - Students and chamber ensembles under instruction have achieved excellence in performance and received awards, including recognition at the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition and West Virginia University's Concerto Competition.
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher