I love teaching and I love working with kids. I feel that even for students who won’t play past their school-age days, learning to play an instrument gives them appreciation for music that can enrich their lives for years to come.
I have taught saxophone, flute, and clarinet students from age 9 to adults, beginners to advanced, at community music schools, summer festivals, and after school programs, both individual and group lessons in New York, Virginia, and Massachussetts. I possess a flexible, fun, innovative teaching approach with a focus on the ear and improvisation.
In February 2010 I was invited to the University of Virginia to work with jazz students for a few days. The trip was a great success. I was invited again as a guest artist to perform with the UVA Jazz Ensemble in April 2013 premiering the big band arrangement I wrote on my composition Tygart Valley. During the same trip I also did a saxophone masterclass and was part of a Women in Jazz panel discussion hosted by UVA. It was a lot of fun working with the students there and I hope to do more workshops in the future.
During the summer I am an ensemble faculty member for the Berklee Five Week program.
Starting in the fall of 2017 I will also be a faculty member for Making Music Matters teaching group flute and clarinet lessons in the Boston public schools.
Please fill out the following contact form in order to learn more about lessons with me on sax, clarinet, flute, or beginning piano.