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. Beginners can benefit from learning proper fundamentals, Advanced students can learn from my orchestral, jazz, and world music experiences. I am also open to teaching all band instruments .


My price can be discussed upon interest in lessons.

Education Portfolio:

Certifications:

Music Certification: K-12 Vocal/Instrumental/General

  • New Jersey

  • Massachusetts

  • Arizona

Education:

Master of Music (Music Performance) – Miami University – Oxford, OH

Bachelor of Music (Music Education) – Rowan University – Glassboro, NJ

Bachelor of Arts (K-6 Education) – Rowan University – Glassboro, NJ

A.A.S. in Music – SUNY Onondaga Community College – Syracuse, NY

Teaching Experience:

2000–Present:

Private Instrumental Music Teacher – Bucks County PA and surrounding area

  • One-on-one and group instrumental lessons for piano, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, trombone and general music.

  • Private lessons include: music listening and analyzation, music theory, student transcriptions, reflecting on student recordings, jazz improvisation, Smart Music, digital music composition, multi-track recording with Garageband, studio recitals, and local ensemble performances.

  • Continued growth and development of trumpet ensembles through my program Too Much Trumpet

2019-2020:

Instrumental Music Teacher – Glendale Public Schools - Glendale, AZ

  • 5th-8th grade lesson and band teacher at two schools

  • Ran Pep bands, Trumpet Holiday ensemble and recording projects to keep the music alive during Covid

2018-2019:

Instrumental Music Teacher – Acton-Boxborough Schools - Acton, MA

  • 5th-6th grade lesson and band teacher

  • Also running the schools elementary and middle school jazz band, a highschool jazz sextet and and a highschool trumpet ensemble.

Music coordinator for the Middlesex Jazz Festival

2017-2018:

Instrumental Music Teacher – McAuliffe Charter School - Framingham, MA

  • 6th-8th grade Band teacher.

  • I had 4 concerts with this group this year starting as a new program.

Instrumental Music Teacher – Making Music Matters via Boston Public Schools

  • Trumpet, clarinet and flute instructor for 3rd-5th grade classes

  • I had 11 concerts this year with this group including special concerts for pre-school’s children

Music coordinator for the Middlesex Jazz Festival7

2016-2017:

Instrumental Music Teacher – Westford Elementary Schools

  • Elementary Band teacher in Westford’s three elementary schools.

  • Teach band before school, mixed group lessons during the school day and taught a jazz repertoire class and a trumpet ensemble at the Westford Academy.

  • I had 15 concerts this year along with playing for special events in and and out-of-school.

Music coordinator for the Middlesex Jazz Festival

  • Helped create the Middlesex Jazz Festival this year with Chris Wixom

2013 - Piano Studio Masterclass

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

2012–2016:

Substitute Teacher

  • Only music positions: active in all districts at the same time and still being requested

  • School Districts: Acton-Boxborough, Ayer-Shirley, Dracut, Natick, Carlisle, Nashoba Valley and Maynard.

  • Duties include: K-12 General Music, K-12 Instrumental Band, K-12 Choir

  • Long-Term Substitute Positions:

    • 5-8 Instrumental Band - Carlisle Elementary/Middle School - Carlisle Public Schools

    • K-6 General Music - Gates Elementary School - Acton-Boxborough Public Schools

Summer 2010:

Guest Teacher in Bangalore/Chennai, India and Denpasar, Bali

  • Taught K-12 students trumpet and western music theory/notation that culminated with a group performance.

  • Worked with orphanages to expose children of India to western music and instruments.

  • Exposure to singing in the carnatic style and playing the Nagaswaram with daily lessons.

  • Exposure to performing Gamelan music and instruments.

Fall 2009–Spring 2011:

Graduate Assistant – Miami University – Oxford OH

  • Graduate Assistant to the jazz, recording, and brass departments.

  • Duties included: Directed jazz ensembles, jazz department librarian, logistics for out-of-state performances, assistant for undergraduate jazz history class, supervisor for recital recording studio, directed trumpet ensembles and master classes, arranged music for trumpet ensembles, one-on-one lessons for trumpet studio students, led sectionals for Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra.

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.