Thanks for checking out my profile! I am a recent graduate of NIU, with a degree in Music Performance on percussion. In my years of schooling, I've had some wonderful experiences gaining knowledge from world class musicians/educators such as Fareed Haque, Art Davis, Kelly Sill and Ronald Carter (to name a few). During my last two years, I had the opportunity to play with the world renown NIU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Ron Carter, during which I shared the stage with jazz artists such as Terrell Stafford, Sean Jones, Steve Davis, and many more.
As a musician, I've had extensive experience performing in many genres including jazz, rock, funk, hard rock, blues, latin musics and pretty much anything else you could name! As an instructor, I like to leave my lesson plans open to the student. I like to cater my teaching to the individual in order to make sure that I am guiding the student in their desired direction, and not forcing them into any one mold, as many teachers I have had in the past tended to do!
Whether it is performing or academic music skills you might require, I am confident I will be able to help students of all ages reach their desired goals!
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