- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 65
- Teaching since:
I'm a dad, music lover, collector of Funko Pops! I grew up playing piano and drums, then specialized in drums thru HS where I studied with some top names in CA, several of which are still big names in the industry today. I picked up Trumpet and, after marching 3 yrs with a DCI Champion Drum Corps (yes I won DCI) I focused on Trumpet performance in college and then 12 years in the U.S. Navy Band.
YEARS of performing and thousands of gigs later, I left the service and now I'm looking to add more students to my schedule. I have taught many students privately over the years while performing.
I have studied Trumpet with professors and performers in major orchestras. While looking for a teacher, I value a highly-experienced instrumentalist who knows the ins-and outs of getting success with that horn (as opposed to an education major that can show how to hold a trumpet and push buttons)
Hope to meet you soon!
Perform music with ensembles for public concerts, church services, military ceremonies, etc., recordings, all aspects of performing trumpet and percussion as a student through local bands around California, Minnesota, Virginia, IL, South America and Africa.+ Read More
Full-time professional musician. Perform in ensembles, as featured soloist, and various musical styles, supporting the mission and needs of the US Navy with public concerts and military support. Direct, lead, compose, etc. all elements of music performance.+ Read More