I am a graduate of Valparaiso University with a degree in Music Education. I specialize in instrumental music, meaning that I have deeply researched and performed on most common instruments for band and orchestra. I am equally comfortable teaching any of these instruments through the high school level, and to returning adults.
I have experience teaching band and orchestra full time, and teach out of my own studio. I occasionally perform on the side, on my primary instruments: oboe and percussion.
As my student, you will find that I am good at making the process of making music very easy. You will be successful almost immediately, and find yourself constantly challenged and improving.
*** Lesson Details ***
While every lesson is individually tailored to the student and instrument, most lessons will include work on the following:
Instrument Basics/Method Book
Music for Performance (the fun stuff)
*** Specialties ***
Able to hand make oboe reeds for oboe students. Can perform various minor instrument repairs, depending mainly on the repair needed.
Taught 30 to 40 music lessons weekly. Responsible for managing daily operations of this business.
Quit this position to start my own music studio!
Full time music director/teacher for this school system. Taught band, choir, and general music during the school day, and managed all after school music related activities.
Moved to Texas with my wife, when she took a full time job in Bryan.
Taught orchestra full time for students from 3 to 8th grade.
Teaching Certification from Indiana. Texas certification takes 6 months to process, and is currently in process.