The Danged, Illuminage, Dueling Pianist
Cello, Violin, Viola, String Bass
Keyboard player in a cover band of The Damned called The Danged, Singer/Songwriter under the name of Illuminage, Exploring electronic music composition with GarageBand and Logic Pro, Composing a piece for solo piano entitled Into The King's Hall
Piano, Mountain Dulcimer, Cello
Owl City, Lifehouse, Mika, Sick Puppies, Taylor Swift, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, The Script, Anamanaguchi
Bachelor's of Arts in Music from Truman State University, Masters of Arts in Education currently in progress from Truman State University
Electronic, Acoustic songwriting, Classical composition, Classical improvisation, Literally everything
Currently student teaching at the Ladue School District, Preceptor in Biomusicology at Joseph Baldwin Academy, Clinical Teaching Experience at Novinger, RA at Missouri Fine Arts Academy, 3 years of private instrumental instruction
Bassist and violist with Truman Symphony Orchestra for 4 years, Principal bassist for 2017 All-Collegiate Orchestra, Three recitals of solo literature for the string bass and piano, Gold Medal Concerto Competition performance
Classical, Pop, Improvisation
My teaching style is very student-oriented in that I am constantly checking for student understanding, passion about the material, and the student's own connection with the music and instrument. The best motivation a student can have is to truly love playing their instrument, and this is exactly what I hope to spark in all of my students. I am extremely interested in correct technique and how to play the instrument in a way that will avoid injury or incorrect usage of the instrument. I have my own set of warm-ups that I prefer my students utilize on a regular basis that will get them into the correct technique of playing much more smoothly with an instructor guiding them.
I am looking forward to working with you!