I've studied with some of the finest trombonists in the US and completed my Bachelors degree in Trombone Performance at the University of Arizona. My performing background is a balanced mix of classical and commercial ensembles. I've played in symphony orchestras, pit orchestras, show bands, jazz bands, chamber music, and dixieland to name just a few. It all starts with learning the basics and that's how I approach trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, and tuba with my students. I have several years experience with my private studio, in-house lessons, as well as teaching brass at a performing arts high school. Students learn relaxed technique, production of a beautiful tone, and overall musicality.
*** Lesson Details ***
I place an emphasis on building embouchure, breathing, posture, musical interpretation, sight-reading and theory.
I encourage relaxed technique while enjoying the process of making music.
All of the above can be applied to any style of music the student is interested in exploring.
*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is located in a relaxed setting near a creek. For the teaching of brass instruments, not much equipment is needed though I have a metronome, tuner, digital recorder, sounds system, and plenty of music to get started.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I travel with necessary instruments, metronome, digital recorder, and whatever music I'd be introducing at that particular lesson.
*** Specialties ***
Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Bass Trombone, and Tuba
NOLA ensemble that plays a wide variety of events.
A flexible ensemble specializing in Trad Jazz and Swing
Professional big band playing innovative originals and arrangements of jazz guitarist Tony Corman.
A flexible classical organization that performs and records a wide range of classical and new music.
A trombone/ukulele duo playing classic jazz.
A prolific Latin/Rock/Funk Band
A Latin band that plays primarily traditional Cuban styles.
An alternative jazz ensemble that plays a mix of original music and lesser known covers.
Played in the show bands/orchestras of the various ships throughout the fleet.
Played in the show bands/orchestras of the various ships in the fleet.