- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 80 and special needs
- Teaching since:
I have been a professional bassist for 28 years and teacher in the Tidewater area for over 20 years. As a teacher I've taught in the public school system for 14 years as an orchestra director. I have also taught at the Governors Magnet School for the Arts, Chesapeake Public Schools Summer Jazz Camp and held adjunct faculty positions at the College of William and Mary as well as Christopher Newport University.
As a performer I am a member of the Virginia Symphony Jazz Orchestra playing with artists like Shirley Jones, Bernadette Peters and Debbie Boone . I have also performed with notable jazz artists such as Frank Foster, Steve Wilson, Rick Margitza, John Abercrombieand, Joe Locke and John Fedchock. I also perform regularly with Hampton Roads Jazz artists Woody Beckner, John Toomey, Jae Sinnett, Jeff Smith and the Roy Muth Big Band.
I am the regular bassist for the band. This big band plays jazz repertoire from 1920's through the present.
I am a regular member of the VSJO. I play in the symphony pops concert series. I have had the pleasure of playing with Bernadette Peters, Shirley Jones, Lorna Left, Chanticleer and Natalie Merchant to name a few.
With my current diploma I am certified in the state of Virginia to teach Band/Orchestra kindergarten through 12th grade.