I truly care about molding bassoonists into sensitive, knowledgeable, and successful musicians.
I impress upon my students that a live music performance should present a musically engaging experience for their audience, not a sterile, perfect representation of each piece. The performance experience should be enjoyable by all, even the performer!
I believe in the well-rounded bassoonist. From solo to orchestral playing, and everything in between, I prepare my students to be confident in diverse musical settings.
I encourage my students to instruct others in as many settings as possible. I firmly believe that we become better players through instruction.
Any student that works with me will receive highly individualized, engaging instruction.
I diagnose and provide multiple solutions to heal weaknesses in playing.