Education

Trumpet Lessons:

I've been teaching trumpet since 1997 and have been teaching everything else (including flute, clarinet, trombone, tuba, violin, cello, piano, voice, and percussion) since 2001.

​ I am a Professional trumpeter available to teach all levels of trumpet in the Acton/Metro west Area. Beginners can benefit from learning proper fundamentals, Advanced students can learn from my orchestral, jazz, and world music experiences.



My price can be discussed upon interest in lessons.

Education Portfolio:

2018 to Present

Elementary band director at Acton-Boxborough Public Schools

  • Elementary Jazz Band, Middle school jazz band, High school Jazz Sextet, and the high school trumpet ensemble

1997 to Present:

Private Music Lessons for all ages in Acton, MA; Utica, NY, Syracuse, NY; Glassboro, NJ; Oxford, OH

2017-2018

Making Music Matters instrumental instructor

McAuliffe Charter School band director

2016-2017

Elementary band director at Westford Public Schools

2012-2014

I was a substitute music teacher in:

-Maynard Public Schools

-Natick Public Schools

-Nashoba Valley Public Schools

-Ayer-Shirley Public Schools

-Dracut Public Schools

-Carisle Public Schools

2013 - Piano Studio Masterclass

Taught 20 piano students how to play as an accompianist by arranging solo pieces, rehearsing the children, and then hosting a concert with the piano studio's teacher, Barbara Mohar.

2010 - Bangalore and Chennai, India

Performance and Education

-Taught trumpet at a local orphanage and at an elementary school.

-Performed with Indian musicians in the Carnatic style.

-Studied Carnatic style voice and Nagaswaram (a double reed instrument of India)

​2010 - Bali, Indonesia

Performance

-Studied history, music form and performance of traditional Gamelan music and instruments

-Performed on Gamelan instruments in Ubud, Bali’s cultural art center.

-Performed jazz trumpet in local jazz venues in Ubud.

2009 – Acton, MA

Performance and Education

-Taught jazz to beginner musicians by addressing instrument fundamentals, music theory, and jazz standards.

-Brought students to Acton Jazz Café’ to gain experience by performing with professional musicians.

​2007 - Cherry Hill, NJ

Elementary Student Teaching

-Cooperating teacher - Rich Beckman

2007 - Vineland, NJ

High School Student Teaching

-Cooperating teacher - William McDevitt

2005 - North-Utica Senior Citizen Center

Elementary Summer School Program in Utica, NY

-Music Director for more than forty students.

-My role was to inspire students and increase their interest in music.

-I taught both individual and group lessons on the full spectrum of musical instruments.

2004 - North-Utica Senior Citizen Center

Elementary Summer School Program in Utica, NY

-Music Director for more than forty students.

-My role was to introduce a different instrument each week to each student to broaden their knowledge of musical instruments.

-By the end of the summer, we presented a successful concert including a string ensemble, brass ensemble and other mixed ensembles.

2003 - North-Utica Senior Citizen Center

Elementary Summer School Program in Utica, NY

-Initiated music program for the NUSCC and acted as Music Director for more than forty students.

-I prepared the students for the center’s first musical, “The Magic in Me”, by teaching them chorale and solo singing while accompanying them on piano.

2002 – Kids in America 9/11 Tour, Utica, NY

Music Director, arranger, and trumpeter for 30-40 children ranging from elementary to high school.

-The group toured for 2 weeks in Washington DC and New York City.