Hello! I came to Music & Arts from the education world in 2019, and now enjoy focusing more on guitar, bass, drums, and more! I got my bachelor's degree in music education from Ithaca College in 2010, and my masters in conducting from the American Band College in 2014. I was a teacher in the public schools for eight years teaching band, orchestra, chorus, and general music to grades K-12. Although I started playing clarinet and saxophone over 20 years ago, I have been spending most of my musical time playing drums now for the past 6 years and have been teaching myself bass and some guitar for the past two. I have also started delving into the world of music production/sound engineering and have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the products and process of recording music.
When I'm not at work I'm usually at home with my wife preparing our house for the arrival of our daughter due in September 2021 and entertaining our cat and new puppy.
I look forward to seeing you in Orchard Park and excited to help you with any of your musical needs!