Hello black belt musicians and parents! I am the CEO/Founder of a successful private studio in Austin TX, as well as a classically trained trumpet player. As a young musician, I frequently earned high marks on solo performances, won auctions and received numerous awards, including the John Philip Sousa Achievement Award and a musicianship solo award from The Instrumentalist Magazine. When I was 11 years old I said I would pursue music as a career...but little did I know exactly how.
Actively working in the Tampa Bay area in Florida allowed me to perform with a variety of wind ensembles, symphonies, jazz bands and chamber groups, as well as playing for church engagements and as a soloist. My favorite adventure was playing Principal trumpet for The Tampa Bay Symphony for four seasons and in 2010, I had the pleasure to share the stage with the pop vocal group Rockapella. Other performance locations include Italy, Peru, Montreal, England, Myrtle Beach, Williamsburg and more. Performing has always and still is a passion and important factor in my career, but education didn't fall behind.
When it comes to teaching the trumpet/horn/theory, my students experience dynamic lessons and always walk out inspired. While living in Florida I was a brass coach with focus on trumpet at Don Banks Music in Tampa and a featured trumpet coach at ADES Education Center. It wasn’t long before I started my own studio. My students often advance in chair placements at their own schools, win auditions into county/state honor bands and are accepted into college music programs. I am also the trumpet instructor and teach unique master classes at various schools.
Whether you are beginner, pre-pro, 5 years old or 55, I can assure you there is a place for you in my studio. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today!
Trumpet master classes three times a week!
Focus lies on the development of each student from various musical aspects. Weekly lessons and scores are given to each student. And lessons are ALWAYS pumped with inspiration!
•Group teaching – University of Tampa Band Camp & Riverview High School – Tampa FL
•Guest Master Class at the University of South Carolina, Dreher HS, Airport HS, Hand MS, Blythewood HS, AC Flora HS ad more- Columbia, SC
•Adjudicator for trumpet auditions – Lexington High School – Lexington SC
•Piazza di Duomo Concerto- Orvieto, Italy-> Summer 2014
•Numerous holiday church engagements, parades, weddings, jazz shows, chamber concerts, solo performances, symphonies, wind ensembles and musicals-> Fall 2007-Present
•Performed for inauguration of art at Tapp’s Art Center-> November 2013 Columbia SC
•Performed for world premier of contemporary Oratorio “A Melancholy Beauty-> November 2013 Charleston SC
•Performed with pop group Rockapella-> April 2011 Tampa FL
•Performed for celebration of Jade statue at Pháp Viện Minh Đăng Quang Temple-> May 2010 Tampa FL
Weekly master classes for trumpet students
Responsibilities include teaching weekly private trumpet lessons, keeping a record of the student’s progress and preparing students for a recital.
Weekly master classes for trumpet students!
Play principal trumpet for major orchestral works.
Instructor of trumpet, french horn, trombone and tuba.
Certified music instructor
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.