I enjoy guiding students of all ages and levels. During the school year I teach at Baylor University School of Music and maintain a private studio. Prospective students are more than welcome to contact me and receive a free introductory lesson.
Currently due to the coronavirus, I am offering only online lessons for new students. To schedule an online lesson via Skype/Facetime/Zoom please contact me.
When working with my students, my goals include fostering excellence, good collegial skills, and guiding students to realize their highest potential, both musically and personally. I help my students develop their critical thinking and inspire a culture of curiosity and imagination.
Under the tutelage of the world-renowned clarinet pedagogue, Prof. Yehuda Gilad, I became fluent at recognizing and diagnosing technical struggles in my students’ playing and finding innovative solutions to overcoming these struggles. My approach to teaching music is that each person innately possesses a beautiful singing voice, and my mission as a teacher is to help them find it. When I work with my students I make sure that I cater my teaching style to their personality and playing tendencies. My students are always emboldened to explore and ask questions, and to be endlessly curious about their craft.
My close work with the best coaches in this field during my time at the New World Symphony has helped me develop different audition preparation techniques that maximize my students’ chances to win auditions and competitions. I coach my students how to deal with performance anxiety and nerves. I diligently nurture my students’ mental aspect of performing; we spend time away from the instrument to strengthen one’s mental preparation by mental practice, meditation and other calming techniques.
My students have secured chairs at all state bands/orchestras and my top students have accepted admissions at music conservatories around the nation.
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