Jade - Teacher #3131

- Djembe
- Drumset
- Marimba
- Percussions
- Vibraphone
- Xylophone

- Composition

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I aim for excellence and thoughtfulness for my students. I want to engage with their questions as well as train them to be the best they can be. Music and practice demonstrate abilities that can be carried through life, but you have to think critically about those things to apply them. I try to instill that curiosity and critical thought in all of my students while also promoting play, improvisation, and fun.

Musical Education

I have attended the following universities earning the following degrees:
- Southern Oregon University - Masters of Music in Percussion Performance
- Oregon State University - Bachelors of Arts in Music Performance
My principal teachers include Bob Brudvig and Terry Longshore, but I have studied with Pius Cheung, Eriko Daimo, and Matthew Keown to name a few more. I'm classically trained but I started out on drumset and in rudimental percussion giving me a strong emphasis on technique, rhythm, and groove. My training additionally allows me to talk about music theory and history as a basis for why we play the things we do as percussionists.

Awards and Distinctions

I have recieved many scholarships through university and awards in festivals.

Special Skills and Training

I have played in the Modern Snare Drum competition as well as participated in the Beta Percussion Festival as well as the soundSCAPE, Next, and Transplanted Roots festivals. I constantly look for similar opportunities to promote performance and research. In addition to those classical background opportunities. I have taught champion drumlines in the marching arts and continue to promote the interdisciplinary side of my practice. 10 years of teaching private and institutional students has given me a great background in education.


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


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).