- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I believe in the power of music and truly believe anyone can learn. In 2013, I graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. In 2015, I earned his Masters of Education degree from Walden University.
I have had the opportunity to perform in countries all over the world including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, and more. Some of my active memberships include, the Houston Pride Band, Texas Music Educators Association, and founding member of the Mu Tau chapter of the Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.
I have over 10 years of experience as a private instructor. I began my career teaching private lessons to middle school students as a senior in high school. I continued teaching younger musicians as I worked to earn both of my degrees at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Walden University. I now teach music to young learners, and am currently helping to prepare students as they audition for admission into various college music programs across the country.
When teaching total beginners, I like to start with an appropriate method book in conjunction with basic arrangements of popular songs that the student can relate to. We use those resources as a vehicle to a strong foundation. And then gradually introducing the student to new genres that may not be as exciting to them. I also spend a great deal of time discussing the importance of breath. I will often incorporate Breathing Gym exercises into our session. I encourage my students of all skill levels to perform publicly whether through competitions, recitals, or paid gigs. Students enjoy showing off what they’ve worked hard to accomplish!
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