Music has served such a valuable part of my life since taking private lessons and playing in many school bands. I had several teachers and influences in learning percussion, trombone and piano. It was an honor to be awarded a Music Performance Scholarship (Percussion) from NAU. Since my college years, I have had the opportunity to accompany many choral ensembles, musical theater groups, singer songwriters (Jazz, R&B, Country, Bluegrass), rappers, rock bands, and enjoy actively playing in local Basso Nova and Jazz groups in Flagstaff. I enjoy performing the principal trombone in Orchestra Northern Arizona.
It is my belief that the desire to improve one’s musical ability is all that is required to begin to reap the benefits of music. Playing an instrument is intrinsically valuable at ANY age and helps one’s cognitive skills, social development and creative capacities. IT IS FUN, and a great way to share and connect with other people.
Welcoming students of all ages and experience levels by joining private classes in my studio within Flagstaff School of Music.