Teaches Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Music Theory, Technology
"Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy" - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
B.M. K-12 Instrumental Music Education at The University of Tennessee at Martin; Martin TN, M.Ed Educational Leadership at Trevecca Nazarene University; Nashville TN, Master Certificate in Arranging and Orchestration at Berklee College of Music; Boston MA
2018-Present: 208th Army Band; Concord NC, Sheet Music Arranger for Lindsey Stirling
The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corp, 2011-Present; Army Band
Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Music Theory, Technology
2002-Present: Private Lessons, 2004-Present: Marching Band Clinician, 2008-2010: Lauderdale County Schools; TN: 6th-12th Grade Band and General Music, 2010-2011: Fayette Academy; TN: 6th-12th Grade Band Chorus and General Music, 2017-Present: Methodist University; Adjunct Faculty, 2017-Present: Cumberland County Schools; NC: 5th-12th Grade Orchestra
In addition to being a brass musician, I was the unit's composer and arranger. I relocated to serve with 214th Army Ground Forces Band and 82nd Airborne Division Band at Fort Bragg, NC. I also served as these units' composer and arranger, as well as a brass musician. During my time in the Army, I continued my education by earning a master certificate in Arranging and Orchestration from Berklee College of Music. I still serve with the 208th Army Band out of Concord, NC. Currently, I am an Orchestra Director for Cumberland County Schools, NC and an Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. As well as, pursing my Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction from Gardner-Webb University. It is an honor to be part of the Music & Arts team as an instructor.
Every musician is different! It is very important to diversify your instruction to cater to the needs of each student. A private lesson is the perfect environment to meet these needs and accomplish musical goals. I use a variety of methods to present content to my students, whether it be through visual, audio, or tactile means. My main goal is to teach proper practice habits through active analyzing and problem solving. These skills allow students to progress outside of lessons and propel them towards their musical goals. I find it very important to teach the concept of sound. How can you progress towards a goal when you aren't sure of the quality to which your goal should be met? We should always strive to be better musicians everyday. With the proper instruction and tools, you will be on your way to musical success!
Mostly importantly, music should be FUN! Feel free to contact me with any questions at the store 910-864-8808 . I look forward to meeting you and making some music together!