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