Brooklyn College (Music Education)
I have a love of music and want to pass that on to others. I started playing the flute in Junior High School and shortly added the piccolo and tenor saxophone. In High School I added the alto saxophone and clarinet to my repertoire. Upon starting college I picked up the alto flute as well. I also have training in brass and percussion instruments. As of May 2014 I completed my Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. In Brooklyn College I had the pleasure to study flute under the tutelage of Bernard Goldberg former principal flutist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and play Jazz under Grammy Award winning artist Arturo O'Farrill.
I approach teaching with the same gusto I have for playing. Music is fun and the learning should be as well. I find that my positive attitude can be contagious as I want the student to understand my love for music. If they feel the same, there is nothing that can stop them. Learning comes in various levels. For example with small children who are unable to hold a flute, I would suggest using one with a curved head-joint or possibly use the recorder to start. We build on each success and the learning progresses. Included in the lessons are learning how to read the music and the corresponding fingering on the instrument(s). I also want my students to know how to care for their instruments and I walk them through how to properly put them together, take apart and clean. The lessons do not end there as a complete musician needs to know theory. I believe in demonstrating how to do things and playing along as it helps a student learn the music and how to play.
I look forward to working with you and bringing the music in your soul out for all to hear. I have a love of music and want to pass that on to others. I started playing the flute in Junior High School and shortly added the piccolo and tenor saxophone. In High School I added the alto saxophone and clarinet to my repertoire. Upon starting college I picked up the alto flute as well. I also have training in brass and percussion instruments.
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I have been playing the Clarinet for 8 years. As part of ensembles inside and out of Brooklyn College I have been doubling on the clarinet.
I studied under Bernard Goldberg who was principal flute in the Pittsburgh Symphony. As of 2014 I have been playing the flute for 13/14 years. I am conservatory trained musician with a degree in Music Education from Brooklyn College.
I am conservatory trained musician with a degree in Music Education from Brooklyn College. I have been playing the saxophone for 12 years. Additionally I have been part of Jazz Ensembles at Brooklyn College run by Salim Washington and Grammy Award winning artist Arturo O'Farrill. I played with the Theater for New City's pit band for their 2013 summer season on Alto Sax.