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:

1997 to Present:

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

2019 to 2020

Fifth-Eighth grade band director at Glendale Elementary Public Schools

  • Full-time band teacher running 8 concert bands, instrument sectionals, Holiday trumpet ensemble and other events to make special memories

2018 to 2019

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

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.