Private Lessons

I would not be where I am if it wasn't for the amazing educators who taught me, both through the public school system and through private instruction. I am a passionate teacher and strong supporter of music education, and for 10 years I have provided private instruction on a variety of musical subjects for students ages 3-65+.

Lessons available both online in person at my home studio in Minneapolis, MN. Online students can connect via Skype or Facetime, and will have clear, high-quality instruction provided through a home recording studio. Students who study in person will have access to professional recording equipment for their instructional or audition-based needs. Students may also request to have lessons recorded, which can be delivered via dropbox. Google drive, etc

Lessons are by appointment, with an option of 30 minutes or 1 hour, and can focus on the following:

-Drum Set 

-Marching Percussion 

-Classical and Jazz Music Theory

-Recording, mixing, and mastering in Logic Pro X

-Composition and Arranging, ranging from percussion ensemble, concert band, big band, media scoring, and small ensemble (jazz, rock, etc.)

 

 

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Clinics & Masterclasses

I have performed a variety of clinics and masterclasses for both Texas school districts as well as the Minnesota Percussion Association, including: Texas All-Region and All-State audition preparation, drum set improvisation, big band, and other educational topics.

 

Topics for your school or organization include:

- Audition preparation

- Improvisation in a jazz-based ensemble

- Media scoring and composition

- Performing for drum corps and related marching percussion ensembles

- Teaching drumline and other related percussion ensembles