To encourage people to make mistakes — it’s the first step to becoming better. I am always looking for ways to make a performance more compelling. I work as a freelance theater musician, so I love the idea of music telling stories, and especially the ability of music to connect people. I graduated from The Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theater in 2017.
To not only teach the instrument but also to teach how to learn and how to continue growing. There will come a time that the student will move on from me to a different teacher or continue solo study, and I hope to give them the foundation and the tools to continue their growth after they leave.
I was associate music directing for a regional theater production in Connecticut and subbed in for the director. The cast told me that I outperformed his other substitutes.
That my students have fun in my lessons!
France was a favorite. I loved that it’s an art-focused country and that the culture is beautiful and rich.
English, French, American Sign Language, a little Spanish
Herbie Hancock — his ability to jump between different music styles awes me.
I am a huge chess fan and study it when I am not working on music!
A few are: Colored Lights (from The Rink) by Kander and Ebb, At Seventeen by Janis Ian, and It Feels Like We Only Go Backwards by Tame Impala