- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I currently serve as the Brass Caption Manager for the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps in Santa Clara, CA. I was previously a member of the Vanguard A Corps from 2015-2018, finishing my drum corps career as trumpet section leader and soloist as the Vanguard won its 7th DCI World Championship. I have played shows in venues such as the Rose Bowl, Mile High Stadium, the Georgia Dome, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
I am in my penultimate year of my undergrad, working towards a Bachelor's of Music in Music Education from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. I am principal trumpet of the university's Symphonic Wind Ensemble, a charter member of Pacific's contemporary music ensemble 28/78, as well as a member of the university orchestra, jazz band, trumpet ensemble, and various brass ensembles. Studying with Professor Lenny Ott, I have performed works such as the Carnival of Venice, Enescu's Legende, Blazhevich trumpet concerto, and the Paganini Variations for trumpet live on campus, as well as performing in masterclasses such as with San Francisco Symphony principal trumpet Mark Inouye.
I absolutely love learning and teaching trumpet. I play and enjoy jazz, classical, contemporary, funk, and rock music. Students of mine can expect an engaging, pedagogical approach in an environment in which they are comfortable enough to unearth talents they never thought they had. We will practice, discuss, laugh, and ultimately work to achieve my goal of making music of which the student can be proud. I can't wait to get started!
I am in charge of our 76 person hornline made up of trumpets, mellophones, baritones, and tubas. I am responsible for auditioning, evaluating, and teaching the brass program during the winter, as the drum corps travels on a competitive tour during the summer.+ Read More
I work under Director of Bands Paul Rendon teaching brass for the Homestead High School Marching Band in the fall, traveling to Indiana to compete in the Bands of America Grand National Championships.