I discovered my love for music at a young age, my dad being a musician. The first time I heard a trumpet, one Mr. Maynard Ferguson, I fell in love with the instrument. I had made up my mind in only 5th grade that I would play the trumpet no matter what. Once I started middle school, I quickly rose to the top of my class, practicing in my room nearly all day after school. For all of my middle school years, I was put in the first chair every school year. That continued even into my high school years, where I started at the top of the section in my freshman year. By the spring, I was first chair once again, where I stayed for 3 more years after that. Through the course of high school, I made the all-region and area bands and also had a streak of first divisions at state solo and ensemble competition. I discovered my passion to teach during my 3 year course as section leader. There was nothing I enjoyed more than sitting down with a member of my section and working through music until they reached their "ah-ha!" moment.
I am receiving my training at Kilgore College and will continue at Stephen F. Austin State University, specializing in Music Education and Trumpet Performance. In my lessons, I keep a laid back atmosphere and encourage the student to enjoy playing their instrument while also pushing to achieve their goals at a steady pace. My lessons will be cumulative, meaning the student will need to remember each topic we go over in order to learn the next topic. For this to work, I always make it a huge point to assure each of my students completely understands each lesson we've gone over before we go on to the next.
I can't wait to start and meet all my students!