- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- January 2003
I am a violinist with over ten years of professional experience working as a performer, composer, dance accompanist, and educator for schools, colleges, universities, dance companies, and theater companies. I began violin studies when I was 8 years old and grew up playing in school and community orchestras. After high school, I went on to study violin performance and composition at San Diego State University, where I earned a Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Performance Studies.
As an educator, I have experience teaching classes and private lessons in violin, composition, music theory, and music software to students of all ages and skill levels. I strive to help students gain proficiency on their instruments as well as inspire them to deepen their curiosity and interest in music. As a teacher, I can provide students with a comprehensive foundation of music fundamentals and help them apply their musical knowledge to their individual interests.
•Live musical accompaniment for Modern and Ballet dance classes
•Compose and Perform original music for faculty dance concerts
•Live musical accompaniment for Contemporary and Ballet dance classes
•Compose and perform original music for theater and dance productions
Music Direction, original music composition, and sound design for
• 2017 San Diego International Airport Artist Residency
• 2012–2017 Summer Create Program
Worked for numerous colleges, universities, dance companies, theater companies, and independent artists including Joshua Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta de Baja California, Lamb’s Players Theatre, Diversionary Theater, Animal Cracker Conspiracy Puppet Theater Company, LIVE Collaborative Dance Theater, The PGK Dance Projects, San Diego Dance Theater, Somebodies Dance Theater, Leslie Seiters/Little Known Dance Theater, Joe Alter Dance Group, Patricia Sandback and Dancers, Mojalet Dance Collective, IMAGOmoves, Wallpaper Performance Company, Grossmont College Dance Department, Mesa College Dance Department, Mira Costa Dance Department, Palomar Community College, UC San Diego Department of Theater and Dance, Coronado School of the Arts, and So Say We All’s Incoming.+ Read More
•Accompany dance classes including all levels of modern,
choreography, and improvisation.
•Guest lecturer including instruction and demonstration of live musical
accompaniment for dance
classes, music editing and arranging for dancers, and aural skills for
•Compose and perform original music and sound design for student
and faculty dance productions.
Production Manager/Technical Director:
•Generate production schedules for all dance productions.
•Manage crews, ushers, designers, and choreographers for all dance
•Direct and Stage Manage all dance technical rehearsals, dress
rehearsals, and performances.
•Manage inventory, including maintenance and updates, for all dance
theater light, sound, and video equipment, hardware, and software.
•Dance Pedagogy: individual lectures on music composition and
accompaniment for dance instruction.
•Choreography: individual lectures on interdisciplinary practices for
•Digital Media: individual lectures instruction on digital media
practices for dance making.
•Dance Production: individual lectures and instruction on operating
lights, sound, and video for dance productions.
Private violin instruction, class strings, class piano, class recorders, aural skills, and music notation.
Substitute teacher for K-12.