- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My students will find me to be a very patient, methodical, and organized teacher. Students lessons will be rooted in creating a strong technical foundation and developing their ideal sound.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a dedicated and passionate musician originally from Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. I hold a Bachelors of Music Education and Performers Certificate from Penn State University (2017). I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Trombone Performance at the University of Miami (2019). At the University of Miami I serve as a Graduate Teaching Assistant to the Frost Band of the Hour Marching Band.
Throughout my academic and professional careers I have consistently performed in jazz ensembles, orchestras, wind ensemble, jazz combos, trombone choirs, and various other chamber ensembles. I also write and arrange my own music for several ensembles.
- Enhanced student comprehension through carefully planned general music lessons for all students grades 1-4
- Implemented innovative lesson plans for class of special learners
- Conducted full rehearsals of the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic
Band meeting the needs of various types of learners and ability
- Directed rehearsals of Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II.
- Created and implemented lesson plans for Music Theory I and AP
- Instructed individual low brass and jazz improvisation lessons.
Member of ten piece brass band performing at Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. Group enhanced guest experiences through exciting performances of rock, pop, jazz, and New Orleans style music.
Member of trombone quintet performing at Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. Group enhanced guest experiences through exciting performance of rock, pop, jazz, and New Orleans style music.
Certified to teach general music, band, orchestra, and choir in the state of Pennsylvania for grades PK-12.
The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information+ Read More
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.+ Read More
PMEA is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 4,500 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education, NAfME.+ Read More