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I have been happily playing music for nearly 15 years, and now I have the opportunity to share my enthusiasm with you! I recently graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Music in music education. My two main instruments are trombone and guitar, although I have also taught bass guitar and other brass instruments privately.
My musical journey started with guitar lessons at age 8. I have played many genres of guitar throughout the years, including pop, rock, jazz, and classical music. I've played with bands as well as solo material, so no matter what you want to learn, I will be able to shed some light on your path to being the kind of guitar player you want to be.
I have been playing brass instruments for a little over ten years. I've played trombone in quite a variety of ensembles, including brass choirs, trombone choirs, wind ensembles, jazz bands, and brass quintets. I've spent four summers touring with a World Class Drum and Bugle Corps playing baritone and learning the fundamentals of great brass playing.
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I like my lessons with you to be fun...just like playing music should be!
I insist that my guitar students learn to read music. Reading music is so important because it gives you the power to be able to learn music on your own instead of relying on someone else. I also teach chords nearly right from the start of the lessons. Although it can be challenging at first, the work is well worth it. In just a few lessons, you could be playing the very songs you love to listen to!
My trombone and other brass students start with the fundamentals of breathing and forming an embouchure. In other words, we start with how to shape your face in order to give you the most beautiful sound you can get. You will love listening to yourself play in no time!