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Educational Philosophy

Choosing what program to attend is a vitally important decision for young musicians. One of the most important factors to this decision is who they will be studying with. My approach to private instruction includes a balanced diet of literature and resources that is tailored to each individual student to maximize personal growth.


When working with students I utilize tactics that have been successful in my own playing and couple that with the opportunity for the student to explore their musicianship.

As principal cornet with the Fountain City Brass Band I have worked extensively to elevate my playing in order to take on the challenges of modern test pieces. Also, as someone who freelances and performs as a trumpet soloist and chamber musician I have taken steps to balance the needs of these performance outlets in order to improve consistently in a wide variety of performance settings. 

I look forward to sharing my experience with your student!