Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet
7 years as public school band director
Colts Neck Community Band, The Ridgewood Concert Band, Saddle River Concert Band
B.A. in Music Education from William Paterson University
I believe that preparing musicians for a lifetime love of music is of utmost importance and it all begins with fun! This excitement leads to higher self-esteem, motivation and ultimately, success. My motto is "Practice makes Progress," and through this mindset, students are always successful and never discouraged. By including different genres of music from classical to jazz to pop, as well as instruction in theory, ear training and composition, students are exposed to musical expression from many different angles. This prevents boredom, which is the number one reason for giving up. Along with traditional methods, I've also incorporated technology into the learning process for greater levels of achievement.