Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Electric Guitar, Banjo, Bassoon, Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Piano
Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Charlie Parker, Paul Desmond, Astor Piazzolla, Chick Corea, Thelonius Monk, Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Vampire Weekend, Paul Simon, Creedance Clearwater Revival, The Charlie Daniels Band, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, Tower of Power, Eric Dolphy, Pepper Adams, Paquito d'Rivera, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Denis Diblasio
BM in Music Education from Capital University
latin music, jazz, bluegrass, music education, sax, saxophone, funk, blues, classical saxophone, be-bop
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I hail from a small town in Ohio called Castalia. I started playing the saxophone on my own in the 4th grade because I was too eager to wait until band started in the 6th grade. Throughout my high school and college years I branched out to play many other instruments including: guitar, bass, banjo, sop. ten. and bari sax, clarinet, Bass Clarinet (Contrabass and Contralto in college), flute, trumpet and piano. I graduated from Capital University with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and have been teaching private saxophone since 2001. While at college I was able to participate in many different ensembles including: Wind Symphony and Symphonic Winds, Saxophone Quartets, Clarinet Choirs, various Jazz ensembles and Big Band. I was also the first saxophonist to win Capital's Concerto Competition, which I won on Baritone Saxophone.
I started working at Music & Arts in 2006 and have worked every location in the Columbus area over the years. I started as the Hilliard store manager in April of 2013 and transitioned to the Ed Rep position in April of 2015. I look forward to working the local programs to help in any way that I can. All of our store staff and lesson teachers have extensive musical background and knowledge and look forward to helping with any musical need you may have.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
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