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I have recently moved to West Palm Beach from Houston and New York City before that. I received my Masters Degree in Trombone Performance from The Juilliard School in 2014. I am primarily a tenor trombone player, however I also play the alto trombone, euphonium, and have had several bass trombone and tuba students.
I have taught at many schools in New York, Chicago, and Houston. Much of my teaching is modeled after training I've received in the El Sistema program of Venezuela and teaching artist programs at The Juilliard School. I have studied with some of the world's finest trombone players; including Joseph Alessi, Per Brevig, Denson Paul Pollard, and David Finlayson. I look forward to meeting any potential students!
Note for parents: I have had federal and state background checks as well as fingerprinting checks in New York, Illinois, and Texas, as it is a requirement to teach in public schools.
While living in Houston, I taught for several school districts which included roughly 40-50 lessons each week. Students ranged in age from 10-18 years old and focused in trombone, euphonium, bass trombone, and tuba.
As a Morse Artist Teaching Fellow, I taught students ages 7-14 in a variety of settings. The students learned through private and group training on low brass instruments. In addition to training on musical instruments, I taught an aesthetic music class to over 60 students. This class focused on music appreciation and history.
The Harmony Program is modeled after the El Sistema movement for social change in Venezuela and trains its teachers in this way. While with the Harmony Program, I taught students in underprivileged areas of New York City in after school music programs.
Every summer, the Merit School of Music hosts a Low Brass Festival, which is a weeklong intensive training for students ages 10-18 in chamber music and solo performance.