My first passion always has and always will be music. But, just a fraction of an inch behind that is my passion for teaching. I have always believed not only that everyone has the ability to learn an instrument, but that everyone should absolutely give it a try.
The process of learning music expands the mind, instills discipline, evokes creativity, and is even shown to reduce stress.
But, unfortunately, many who try fail. Most do because they simply don't ask for help and some do because their teacher fails to provide the kind of help they need for success.
The truth is that whether you wish to play for your own personal enjoyment or you wish to master your instrument, one of the biggest keys to your success will be finding a teacher who will meet you at your level and challenge you to reach your potential.
My flexible teaching philosophy involves learning what is best for you as a student and adopting or constructing the learning method that will best prepare you for success.
Whoever you are and whatever you hope to accomplish by learning an instrument, you have found the right teacher.
Just fill out the quick form in the upper right to book the first group of lessons or scroll to the top and click "Ask a question" to learn more.
I look forward to helping you to become the musician you are meant to be!
Specialties include classical & jazz trumpet & piano, rock guitar & bass, worship music, improvisation, music theory and composition.
Includes participation, leadership, and direction of worship groups and choirs in 7 different churches and ministry organizations, as well as 2 paid positions.
Includes lead roles in marching bands, concert bands, orchestras, jazz bands, wind ensembles, brass ensembles, and trumpet ensembles hosted by grade schools, colleges, regional competitions, and international travel groups, as well as private groups organized by myself.
Includes 6 local and national touring groups, 2 founded by myself.
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.