- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
I believe music is one of the most important parts of the human experience. Music is something that everyone can relate to and enjoy. Music's diversity stretches as far as our diversity as people.
When teaching music I make sure to find an engaging way for the student to find a balance between technical facility on their instrument as well as playing the music that they relate to and enjoy. I believe a fine balance between technique and music appreciation will help the brain grow, act as a release from the stresses of the world and overall be a positive experience to one's life. With me you can expect a stress-free and fun experience learning music regardless of age or genre.
I have obtained a Bachelors and an Advanced Diploma in Music from the following schools:
Humber College - Bachelor of Music with Honours
- At Humber I further developed my skills in jazz saxophone performance as well as learned new skills such as teaching, woodwind doubling, music business, big band arranging and professional studio recording.
Mohawk College - Advanced Diploma of Music with Honours
- At Mohawk I first started studying jazz performance, advancing my knowledge in jazz theory, classical theory, ear training, arranging and counterpoint.
- Richard Newell Scholarship
- Antony Roberts Scholarship
- Kenny MacLean Memorial Scholarship
- Toronto Musicians’ Association Moe Koffman Memorial Award
- Eddie Sossin Memorial Award
- Mary Alice Stuart Scholarship (Nominee)
- Winner of Niagara Jazz Fesitval’s “Jazz 4 The Ages” competition
- Featured on JazzFM’s Jazzology Program
I have been a performing jazz saxophonist since I was 15 when I played my first gig. I first started playing professionally around the Niagara Region when I was in high school. Since finishing college I have playing live performances all across Southern Ontario ranging from Niagara Falls to Ottawa. I have played headline shows at many jazz festivals such as the TD Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival, Kensington Market Jazz Festival, TD Oakville Jazz Festival, TD Brantford Jazz Festival and the TD Niagara Jazz Festival. I believe this performing experience helps me as an educator when it comes to guiding students through topics like performance anxiety as well as what is most important to learn for playing in the real world.
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