- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- August 2011
My primary goal is to make music a fun, stress-free, expressive outlet for my students. I hold a B.A. in Music Performance from Canisius College and have extensive performance and teaching experience in concert band, orchestral, musical theatre, and chamber ensembles. I have served as principal oboist of the Canisius College Concert Band and Canisius College Chamber Orchestra, as well as served on the faculty of the Community Music School of Buffalo, and the Canisius College tutoring center (as a music theory tutor). Currently, I am pursuing a Master's in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Oswego, specializing in emotional struggles faced by musicians, including performance anxiety, stage fright, muscle tension, and fear of emotional vulnerability. My students will gain confidence in their performance ability, learning not only the techniques of their instrument, but strategies to reduce performance anxiety to perform music as it should be: fun, expressive, and moving.+ Read More
Freelance Woodwind Player in the Greater Syracuse Area, performing oboe, English horn, saxophone, and clarinet for various local musical theatre companies and orchestras including the Redhouse Arts Center and the Le Moyne College Chamber Orchestra.
Counseling Intern at the Le Moyne College Wellness Center. Counsel students in various emotional and relational struggles including anxiety, depression, performance anxiety, conflicts with friends/significant others, academic struggles and more.
Served as conductor and musical director for Little Theatre’s production of Legally Blonde: The Musical. Coached pit orchestra in learning music, organizing tempos, vamps, difficult rhythmic passages and expressive techniques. Coached actors in vocal techniques and the learning of their music. Conducted all performances.+ Read More
Instruct students of all ages in proper techniques and musicality of the oboe and English horn. Prepare students for recitals and end of the year performance examinations and help them grow as performers and musicians with an emphasis on expressive musical techniques.+ Read More
Tutor and mentor students in general music fundamentals and upper-level music theory (I-IV), as well as ear-training and aural skills.
Principal oboe/English horn player of the Canisius College Concert Band. Lead section practice sessions, perform solo with concert band.