"Smile, breathe and go slowly."
- Thích Nhất Hạnh
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.
MM Oboe Performance | Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
BM Oboe Performance | University of Miami
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
Aspen High School
Aspen Middle School
Glenwood High School