Brass, Brass Accessories, Marching Band Brass, Books, Sheet Music & Media, Trumpets, Trombones, Euphoniums, Marching Band Accessories, Tubas, French Horns
College Teaching Experience - Music Theory and Private Lessons, Private Lessons - Grade School through Adult
Funk, Folk, Southern Gospel, R&B, Rap, Hip Hop, British Brass Bands, New Orleans Brass Bands, Bluegrass
Alderson Broaddus University - Bachelor of Arts - Applied Music, Ohio University - Master of Music - Brass Pedagogy/Performance, The Hartt School - Doctor of Musical Arts - Tuba Performance (in progress)
Parenting, DMA Lecture Recital
Electric Bass, Cello, String Bass, Tuba, Banjo, Mandolin, Bass Trombone
Bonerama, Slavic Soul Party, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Alec Wilder, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Punch Brothers, Fetty Wap, Drake, Alabama Shakes, The Weeknd, Sasha Fierce
Orchestra, Chamber Music, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Dixieland Band, Praise and Worship band
Educational Sales Rep
“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.”
― Leonard Bernstein
I have experience teaching and playing brass instruments for over fifteen years, and hold a master's degree in brass pedagogy and performance. I am currently finishing my doctorate in tuba performance. Also, being in the music performance world for over ten years has given me knowledge on any band and orchestral instrument. I am happy to match you or your student with the correct instrument based on your needs and wants.
One of my passions in life is having a hand in a young musician's journey, whether it be aiding in the selection of their first instrument or signing up a student for their first set of private music lessons. I love sharing my passion for music and playing with new musicians. One of my fondest memories from childhood is coming home from school and my mom giving me my first trumpet.
I enjoy playing duets with my trumpet playing husband, and singing to my infant son. I'm also learning to play bass guitar and improvisation - learning never has to stop.
Combining my experiences as a performer, teacher, and sales associate, I invite you to come to the store and chat with me with any questions you may have on products or music, from the most expensive tuba, obscure sheet music, down to a box of reeds!
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