My goal as a teacher is to understand each student as an individual and help them grow as a person and as a musician.  My teaching philosophy is to engage in a learning experience that includes routine, musicality and critical thinking while learning to play the bassoon. I am a true believer of education as an integral part of life and by learning to appreciate music, the student will have the tools to become a better listener, a disciplined individual and a collaborator in a musical society that continues to grow exponentially.


I am constantly learning from my students, and with each lesson and class I become a better musician and teacher.