My approach

I work well with beginners. I feel equally at home working in the classical and jazz fields of study.

Jazz education is a special interest of mine and I have a comprehensive and organized approach to this utilizing specific study tools. I am also a professional jazz woodwind artist and this helps immensely in this approach.

I will say that working on school-related music, including preparation for marching, concert, and jazz bands, as well as the weekly private or group lesson or sectional, is a top priority for me, and is something that is never neglected.

In this regard, I try to work hand in hand with the band director in helping to nurture and develop the student’s individual skills.