I’m a NYC-based musician, composer, and teacher. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Composition. My belief is that music is an art form that has the potential to enrich the lives of students in numerous ways. In all of my teaching, I strive to create a nurturing atmosphere that inspires a lifelong love for music.
I make sure to customize my lessons to the needs of the student. I’m able to explain something in a variety of different ways so that it clicks for the student.. I fully believe that any student is capable of playing and understanding anything they want, as long as they have a teacher that understands how they learn. I urge my students to try to always be discovering new music they like – and then learning and playing it. This creates a path of progression on the instrument that is both highly efficient and also extremely fun and fulfilling for the student.
First when I was hired to tour in the pit band of a popular circus in the New England Area for two months; and second when I graduated from college.
“Everything makes sense the way you explain it.”
Italy because of the amazing food and art.
English and Russian
Barry Harris: he’s been a massive influence on me.
I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid and find it very meditative and relaxing.
Red Garland, Miguel Zenon, Pasquale Grasso, Pat Martino, Mulgrew Miller, Cyrus Chestnut, Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, Jimi Hendrix