Throughout my undergraduate studies, many people asked me which one of my majors (composition, bassoon performance, and music education) I planned on pursuing as a career. I have never viewed it that way. Having knowledge of performance and composition gives me more to teach students. Teaching students reminds me of the things I need to work on as a performer and constantly exposes me to new music. Having the added perspective of an active performer helps my compositions and vice versa. While I may not do all of these three things every day, I see music education, composition, and performance as all strengthening and reinforcing each other, allowing me to truly become a complete musician. I am very passionate about enabling others to experience the joy of music and educating the next generations of musicians. I have taught at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio; with the Rochester Catholic School District in Rochester, Minnesota; and Kipp San Francisco College Preparatory. I currently teach in the Napa Public Schools in California and the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco. I offer private lessons on bassoon, and theory/composition. In the links below you can find my goals and style as a lessons teacher, as well as some other insightful readings!
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