Teaching & Studio Policies


Education Experience

Conductor & Teaching Artist
UMass Lowell String Project & Youth Orchestra | 2012 - 2015

General Music Teacher
Kathryn P. Stokolosa Middle School, Lowell MA | 2015

General Music Teacher
The Bartlett Community Partnership School, Lowell MA | 2014

Private Piano & Composition Studio | 2008 - Present

Music Director, Handchime Choir
Charlton City United Methodist Church | 2006 - 2009

Conducting & Composition Residencies
Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium | 2018
Nashua High School North Chorus, Nashua NH | 2018
Wilson Middle School Wind Ensemble, Natick MA | 2017
Saratoga-Warren County Music Educators’ Association Choral Festival, NY | 2016
Webster Middle School “A”-Band, Webster MA | 2013

Credentials

Master of Music (M.M.) with Academic Honors in
Music Composition, minor in Choral Conducting
The New England Conservatory | 2017

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Music Education, magna cum laude
University of Massachusetts Lowell | 2015

Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Check Certified
State of Massachusetts | 2012

Specialized Philosophy and Skills in
Leadership Techniques and Instrumental Conducting
George N. Parks Drum Major Academy | 2008 & 2009

 

Current Engagements

Coordinator of Meetings & Coordinator
League of American Orchestras | 2018 - Present

Artistic & Operations Consultant
Voices21c | 2018 - Present

Administrative & Communications Associate
Refugee Orchestra Project | 2017 - Present

Tenor
Collegium Musicum of Columbia University | 2018 - Present


Services Offered

1-Hour Private Lessons in any combination of Piano, Music Theory, Ear Training, and Music Composition
on a weekly or bi-weekly basis at levels ranging from beginner to college prep.
$90 per hour ($80 in cash) paid in tuition blocks of 5 lessons
I travel to your home* or offer lessons out of my space in Brooklyn

 

Teaching Philosophy

Autonomous

Students should have a say in what they they learn! When students make choices that uncover how different aspects of musical style and performance are related, the idea of the outdated "eat your vegetables before your cake"
approach fades away. 

That being said...

"Both/And"

Functional and varied are the primary touchstones for my teaching style. "Mile-wide" and "mile-deep" approaches can be combined to show students the many experiences the arts and related fields have to offer! Students will be exposed to a diverse variety of musical genre and repertoire that foster both excellence in technique and a hunger to pursue their own musical interests.

Accountable

Through these approaches, I hope students will take pride and responsibility in their music education, finding a sanctuary for creativity and expression in their studies.


Studio Policies

  1. Tuition must be paid in blocks of five (5) lessons.

  2. Cancellations must be made before 24-hours prior.

  3. You may reschedule (1) make up lesson within each block.

  4. Students should prepare assigned exercises, repertoire, and other materials in advance of each lesson.


*must be located within the Boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens and
be within a 10-minute walk of an MTA Subway stop.