My teaching philosophy is grounded in the idea that you don't have to be perfect, you just have to try. With each lesson I hope to ignite a spark of passion and creativity for music to carry with you throughout your lifetime. Each one of us has something unique hidden inside waiting to be expressed in music and my job is to draw that out and give you the confidence to share it with the world.


I have been teaching since 2005 to students of all ages and levels.  I currently have students all across the US and have taught students online as far away s Hawaii and Italy. Whether your goal is to gain confidence in your playing, make first chair in band, perfect a solo, make All-State, win a competition, or audition for college, I will guide you and help you reach your goals.