What I love about music is that it brings people together. It has the power to change hearts and heal divides. And, it's fun! At an early age, I found connection to my soul through music. In spending time playing 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 learned 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 like to teach children and adults of all ages and levels. I provide a well-rounded approach that includes fundamental technique, tone, reading music, rhythm, improvisation, theory, practice and performance skills, playing in an ensemble or band, and, most importantly, having fun playing music!
In addition to my formal music education, I draw from Yoga, Meditation, and Alexander Technique to instill correct breathing, posture, and body awareness. I teach 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.
Lessons are offered on Zoom, FaceTime or Skype from the comfort of your own home.
Lessons, Classes & Workshops are held at Jazz Night School, 5415 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
visit www.jazznightschool.org to register for Classes, Ensembles & Workshops
Lessons are held at Admiral Church - 4320 SW Hill St. & California Ave SW
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Photography by Wendy Dralus