"Smile, breathe and go slowly."

- Thích Nhất Hạnh

PHILOSOPHY

I am a freelance woodwind specialist in the Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen, Colorado. I run a private teaching studio and coach small groups of musicians in the school system.  My philosophy of teaching is grounded firmly in my deep practice of yoga and meditation.  I have found these disciplines to be a perfect compliment to music.  Many of my lessons begin with long, deep, calming breaths as I believe that it is the connection to the breath that brings relaxation and awareness to our music and in our everyday lives. My students have gone on to study in the top music conservatories and universities.

 

EDUCATION

MM Oboe Performance | Cincinnati Conservatory of Music 

BM Oboe Performance | University of Miami

 

PROFESSIONAL ENSEMBLES 

Grand Junction Symphony

 Theatre Aspen, Aspen Community Theatre

Miami City Ballet

Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO)

Miami Dade College Woodwind Quintet

Miami Wind Symphony

The Manhattan Orchestra

 

TEACHING

Private studio

JAS Aspen

Aspen High School

Aspen Middle School

Glenwood High School

Riverview K-8