I firmly believe that learning music teaches profound life skills. However, I commit to a broader goal as well – to help them learn how to learn. I show them how to handle frustration, and feel safe and free to accept criticism, direction, and create, all within the structure of each lesson. In short, it’s music for the whole person. I bring a long and varied history to each lesson, including jazz and classical music studies, performance experience, and composing for independent and commercial projects.
I have a Bachelors of Music from New York University and