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Ian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
October 2012

I am a classical saxophonist, with a specialization in contemporary and multimedia works. I studied with Gary Louie at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where I earned my BM in May 2012. In 2015, I was awarded a Fulbright grant to study saxophone in the Netherlands during the 2015/2016 academic year. During that time, I worked with Neils Bijl, of the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, and Ties Mellema, of the Amstel Saxophone Quartet, among others. At the moment, I am based in the Netherlands, where I am in the second year of a Masters program which I began during my Fulbright year.

In addition to my work as a saxophonist, I have previously worked as an audio engineer, acoustician, and computer programmer. I also received my BM in Recording Arts and MA in Acoustics from Peabody. When teaching saxophone, I try to incorporate elements of music theory, acoustics, and recording technology, with the goal of instilling broad-minded musical literacy in my students.

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MM Saxophone Performance
Aug 2015 - Present
Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
MA Audio Sciences, Acoustics Concentration
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
BM Recording Arts and Sciences
Aug 2008 - May 2013
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
BM Saxophone Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Finalist, Chamber Music Contest
Jan 2016
De Toonzaal, Den Bosch
Fulbright U.S. Student Grant
Aug 2015
U.S. Dept of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Finalist, Yale Gordon Concerto Competition
Apr 2013
Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

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