Accomplished performer with five years teaching experience. Classically trained with an understanding of how to teach natural piano technique, emphasizing proper physical alignment. Working currently as a jazz pianist, so can go many musical directions. Confident and passionate about musical performance, and can share this with students. Very good with kids.
-Has performed with jazz legends such as David Liebman, Phil Woods, Frank Wess, Carl Allen, and Kenny Washington
-Has performed worldwide (South America, Asia) and continues to perform regularly in the tri-state area
-Provided the music for Marvin Hamlisch's Viewing Ceremony
-Opened for Chick Corea at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem, PA
-Received 2 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Awards and 1 Downbeat Student Music Award
Performed at private events such as weddings, parties, and corporate events
Taught a variety of types of private students during this time, including:
-classical repertoire and piano technique
-beginner jazz improvisation lessons
-intermediate jazz and harmony lessons
Lead intensive master classes on jazz improvisation in Colombia with the Juilliard Jazz program
Studied classical piano technique with Madeline Bruser, author of award winning "Art of Practicing," and Fred Hersch, world-renowned jazz pianist and educator.
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