- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
I'm a vibraphonist, producer, composer, and bandleader. I'm a graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (Master of Music) and Berklee College of Music/Berklee Global Jazz Institute (Bachelor of Music).
As a teacher, I specialize in helping musicians of all experience levels and instruments find their unique sound through improvisation, composition, theory and technique. I have a wide range of musical interests (jazz, classical, electronic music, hip hop, funk and more) and I look forward to learning more about yours.
Born in Paris, France and having studied classical percussion and drumset extensively throughout my formative years, I picked up my first mallets while at a high school summer program at Berklee College of Music.
Later, I went on to study at Berklee, earning a Bachelor of Music degree. During that time, I performed, recorded and studied with many of acclaimed faculty (including Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Perez, Hal Crook, Joe Lovano, and John Pattituci).
After studying at Berklee, I went on to earn a Master of Music degree at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Los Angeles, where I shared the stage with such jazz luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Esperanza Spalding, Miguel Zenon, Jimmy Heath, and Jeff Tain Watts and have been featured on recording with Kendrick Scott, Terrace Martin, Dayna Stephens, Bob Sheppard.
I'm also an active touring musician, having performed worldwide at many of the most-respected jazz clubs and festivals, including Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC, Sunside in Paris, The International Jazz Day Festival in Cuba and Russia, Blue Whale in Los Angeles, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Panama.
More recently, I've been a part of the band MND FLO, who will be releasing our debut album summer 2018.
Besides my work as a performer, I'm an active educator, teaching privately as well as in master-class and lecture settings for students of all ages. I've also spent countless hours in community outreach, from Cuba to Indonesia to Panama.
Private instruction in vibraphone/mallet percussion, composition, harmony, with special interest in jazz, popular/contemporary music, music production, music technology, and more.
Clinics (combo/big band) and private lessons for middle and high school jazz students as a part of the Jazz in the Classroom program.
Guest performances and presentations on jazz history and culture for undergraduate students in courses offered at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
Clinics and adjudication of performances by undergraduate jazz ensembles in St. Petersburg, Russia as a part of the 2018 International Jazz Day celebration, co-produced by UNESCO.
Presented masterclasses on composition and improvisation for high school students as a part of the the 2017 & 2018 Sitka Jazz Festival in Alaska.
Masterclasses, clinics and private lessons for elementary, middle and high school students as a part of the annual Phoenix Jazz Education Tour with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
Masterclasses on percussion technique, improvisation and composition for students in Panama City as a part of the 2017 & 2018 Panama Jazz Festival.
Masterclasses on improvisation and composition for conservatory students in Havana, Cuba as a part of the 2017 International Jazz Day celebration, co-produced by UNESCO.
Masterclass on percussion technique and career development for conservatory students in Nantes, France.