I love teaching because I love honing and sharing my craft with others. Music has done so much for me in my life and I love showing students how much it can do for them.
My teaching philosophy is to engage the student in what they are interested in learning first and show them how things like technique, theory, and reading play into what their favorite artists are doing. Once the student understands this, diving into more complex topics becomes more of a fun challenge and feels less like a boring homework assignment.
Music has been a major part of my life since I was born and I knew as a young child that I wanted to pursue music at the highest level that I possibly could. I started my musical journey as a self-taught drummer at the age of 9, but eventually after pursuing private lessons I would go on to receive my A.S degree in Orchestral Percussion Performance from Schenectady County Community College’s School of Music in upstate NY in 2013. Upon graduation, I transferred to the Berklee College of Music in Boston where I graduated in May of 2016 with a degree in Music Business Management. I have been a drum and percussion student and performer for over 10 years and have played in all forms of ensembles from Jazz to Progressive Metal.
I’m a huuuuge fan of coffee and hot sauces! (Though not together, that would be gross…)