Nothing says "pedagogy" like someone who doesn't play trombone leading a bunch of people
who don't play trombone in...playing trombone. But most importantly, we had a great time.
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I have been teaching actively, both in private and group settings, since 2010. Currently, I undergraduate music technology classes at the University of Colorado Boulder. As a 2019-2020 Minnesota Public Radio "Class Notes" teaching artist, I have performed dozens of interactive performances at elementary schools across Minnesota. A seven year veteran of the Mile of Music education team and a 2019 Carnegie Hall Ensemble Connect Audience Engagement Intensive fellow, I am passionate in helping others bring out their innate musicianship.
Through my work with Sprig of That, Slipstream, Porky's Groove Machine, and Lawrence University, I have presented workshops and performed at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Drake University, St. Cloud State University, Interlochen Arts Academy, the Wisconsin Music Educator's Association, University Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the Appleton, WI public schools, and K-12 schools across Minnesota.
For me, teaching music is all about inspiring a love for the process. I work with my students to set goals that they will both be able to reach and that they will enjoy getting to. I am currently available for private and group guitar, songwriting, and composition lessons for students of all levels and ages, so click the contact button on the left to get in touch!