Teaching Philosphy

What I love about music is that it brings people together. It has the power to change hearts and heal divides. Plus, it's so much fun! At an early age, I found a way to connect to my soul through music. In spending time with my instruments, experiencing life's lessons, and listening to stories from mentors, bandmates, and other musicians, I developed my musicianship, built good coordination, concentration, and creative innovation. This is what I bring to my students. I teach lessons and classes in an organic way, catering to each student's goals and interests. Music is my calling, and I find it an honor to share my passion and knowledge.



I work with children and adults of all ages. I provide a well-rounded approach that includes fundamental technique, tone, reading music, rhythm, improvisation, theory, practice and performance habits, playing in an ensemble or band, and, most importantly, having fun playing music!

I draw from Yoga, Meditation, and the Alexander Technique to instill correct breathing, posture, and body awareness while playing. I teach specific, tried-and- true techniques to help students produce the best sound and prevent injury.



Former students include: members of the award winning Mt. Si Jazz Band at the Essentially Ellington Contest, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music and University of Washington graduates in music education and performance, Jazz Night School students, and professional musicians in Seattle and New York.

Musical genres played and taught: Classical, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Blues, Klezmer, African, Brazilian, Reggae, Pop, Folk, and Experimental/Improvisational Music.

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Lesson Locations and Days


Online Lessons

Lessons are offered on FaceTime or Skype

Days: Weekdays

Columbia City

Lessons, Classes & Workshops are held at Jazz Night School, 5415 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

visit www.jazznightschool.org to register for Classes, Ensembles & Workshops

New Workshops in 2019! Jazz Saxophone Profiles Series | Body Awareness Series

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday

West Seattle

Lessons are held at Tobi Stone's Music Studio - 4320 SW Hill St. & California Ave SW

Spring Recital & Summer Camps in 2019!

Days: Monday & Thursday


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