I have an MA from the University of Chicago in Philosophy. I have taught English, general humanities, and philosophy classes at Calumet College of St. Joseph. I'm also a graduate of Cornell College, specializing in Philosophy, History and Music Performance/Theory.
I am interested in all kinds of subjects, but I specialize in teaching private writing and music lessons to players of all ages. I have been a music instructor on low brass instruments (Euphonium, Baritone, Trombone, Tuba), for four years now. Music lessons should be something to look forward to each week, and I am dedicated to making every lesson count. Too often music teachers rely on the student to put in all of the effort and just spend their time checking off assignments. I believe that every minute I spend with a student should be fruitful to both of us.
I also believe in making lessons a fun experience for the student. I reserve some time each lesson for my students to pick what they want to work on. I am well versed in a variety of styles, including classical, jazz, rock, ska and more! If you are looking to learn a new instrument, pick up some new skills on the instrument that you already play, move to first chair, learn a solo for contest, or even learn how to read music for the first time, I look forward to working with you very soon!
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