With most of my students, we focus on several key areas to ensure success of overall technique and musical knowledge: WARM-UPs, SCALES, MUSIC THEORY, SIGHT-READING, and PREPARED SONGS. I tailor my approach and style to each student, and am extremely down-to-earth. Although I'm very detail-oriented with lessons, I'm constantly in search of finding FUN ways to make sure the student is enjoying the musical journey. Another big key of my method is to always be working on a song that the STUDENT wants to learn. "It's music, so it should be fun!"
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I've been a lifelong musician, and love finding unique and fun ways to motivate my students. I've worked with most styles of music before, and arranged music for many as well, so I'm very comfortable helping students with a variety of disciplines and interests. My professional experience in both the civilian and military music communities has given me an open-minded yet direct approach to WHAT you should learn, and HOW to develop each student's individual skills. I am able to teach most students to an advanced level, but voice and drums I only teach to an intermediate level.
Musical Assistant and Director for Calvary Chapel Oceanside. Also working simultaneously as a pianist, drummer, vocalist, and audio programmer for services and special events.
Responsible for managing and organising multiple music groups simultaneously - Including the scheduling and rehearsing of the groups: jazz quartet, big band, dixieland band, rock band, brass quintet, and impromptu ensembles that were needed for unique events.
While serving as a music director, simultaneously performed as a pianist and vocalist for a variety of events and venues throughout the United States and abroad.
Completed the coursework and successful completion to become a Unit Leader (music director) in the Marine Corps Music Program.
Successful completion of various Marine auditions and military training, with entrance into the Marine Corps Band field as a Pianist and auxiliary percussionist.
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