Musicians never stop learning. From beginning band students to professional performers, we strive to improve our technical and expressive abilities. As an educator, I meet each student at their unique point on this journey and help them grow as clarinetists, musicians, and communicators.
As a teacher, I help my students to...
build a technical foundation- To make music, we need a complete set of tools: well-balanced tone, dexterous fingers, clear articulation, and substantial air support. I use a variety of technical exercises, etudes, and solo repertoire to cultivate these tools.
express authentically and interpret discerningly- There is no "right way" to play music, but certain interpretations are more convincing than others. I guide my students through musical theory, form, and varied recordings to help them create unique and insightful performances.
develop life-long learning habits- Studying music takes dedication, persistence, collaboration, and critical thinking while studying music. These skills carry students onto the concert stage and beyond.
I currently teach at the State College of Florida and Monarch Music of Naples. Due to the global pandemic, I am taking on new students via video platform. Contact me today for a free introductory lesson.