Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Instructs: Guitar, Trombone
Education: B.A. in Music - Jacksonville State University
M.M. Jazz Performance - University of South Florida
Performance Experience: University of South Florida Jazz Ensemble 1, Chuck Owen and The Jazz Surge, Jacksonville State University Jazz Ensemble 1, Georgia Pick & Bow Bluegrass School, Sarasota Orchestra
Teaching Experience: Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, University of South Florida (Teaching Assistant)
Teaching Philosophy: My aim is for the student to decide the direction of study. This not only ensures that there is motivation to learn but also helps in developing a musician's personal sound. Students having an innate interest in what they practice is the goal. Quality fundamentals and concept of sound are also keys to success and a good starting point.
It's important to find the balance where there is consistent improvement AND enjoyment through the process.