Adept, compassionate, dependable, highly motivated Private Music Instructor with solid foundation, and expertise in clarinet, oboe, and bassoon, and classical music. Offering exemplary communication skills and ability to design engaging lessons to promote lasting practice habits. Approachable and patient. Offering 5 years of teaching experience in both instrumental and vocal music. Known for motivating students to achieve potential and develop a lifelong passion for music. Effective and personable teacher dedicated to helping students reach goals and appreciate music. Focused on providing innovative, fun and inspiring music instruction.
Attended faculty artist recital featuring oboist John Ferillo, current faculty member of the New England Conservatory, and Boston University; Reid Messich, Associate Professor of oboe at University of Georgia; Kristin Wolfe-Jenson, Professor of Bassoon at University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music; and Amy Pollard, Associate Professor of Bassoon at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at University of Georgia; Attended bassoon master class with Kristen-Wolfe-Jenson, and Amy Pollard.
Attended Faculty Artist Recital featuring Lara Dahl, Professor of Oboe at Georgia State University; John Grove, Associate Professor of Bassoon at Georgia State University; and John Dee, Professor of Oboe at University of Illinois; Attended and participated in bassoon master class with John Grove.
Attended symposium, and performed a variety of wind symphony literature on bassoon in a wind ensemble led by various middle school, and high school band directors whose conducting was critiqued by guest clinician Gary Green, Professor Emeritus of the Frost School of Music at University of Miami. Symposium included presentations on technique, artistry, rehearsal strategy, literature and repertoire, and instrumental pedagogy.
Attended faculty recital performance featuring John Warren, Professor of Clarinet at Kennesaw State University; and Justin Stanley, Associate Professor of Clarinet at Kennesaw State University; performed on bass clarinet in clarinet ensemble.
Bassoon/oboe/English Horn in Atlanta Wind Symphony, Milton, GA (05/2011 to current)
Principal bassoon/second oboe/English Horn in First Baptist Atlanta Worship Orchestra, Atlanta, GA (06/2014 to Current).
Second bassoon in Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, Decatur, GA (05/2010 to 01/2011)
Principal bassoon in Peachtree Winds Symphonic Winds, Norcross, GA (05/2010)
Second bassoon and English Horn in Greater Miami Symphonic Band, Coral Gables, FL (11/2007 to 03/2010)
Principal oboe and second bassoon in Richmond Concert Band, Richmond, VA (09/2002 to 08/2003)
Principal bassoon in Broward Community College Concert Band, Davie, FL (01/2000 to 05/2000).
Second bassoon in Charlotte Civic Orchestra, Charlotte, NC (12/1998 to 05/1999).
Principal and second bassoon in Union Symphony Orchestra, Monroe, NC (01/1997 to 12/1998).
Principal bassoon in Wingate University Concert Band, Wingate, NC (01/1997 to 12/1998).
Principal oboe in the Appalachian State University Concert Band, Boone, NC. (08/1991 to 12/1994); Second oboe and English Horn in University Wind Ensemble (08/1992 to 12/1994); bassoon in University Bassoon Ensemble (08/1993 to 05/1995); oboe in University Woodwind Quintet (01/1995 to 05/1995).
Studied oboe/English horn with Dr. Lynn White (01/1991 to 05/1994), and bassoon with Dr. Jon Beebe at Appalachian State University (01/1993 to 08/1996)
Clarinet in Lenoir-Rhyne College Concert Band, Hickory, NC (01/1983 to 05/1983); and principal bassoon (01/2002 to 04/2002), and (09/2003 to 04/2007).
Clarinet in Lenoir Community Band, Lenoir, NC (06/1982 to 08/1985).
Clarinet, and bass clarinet in Worldwide Church of God Worship Orchestra, Lenoir, NC (06/1981 to 01/1991)
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