- Clarinet, Flute, Music Production, Music Theory, and Saxophone
- Skill Levels
- Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
- classical, jazz, pop, rock, improvisation for all instruments
- Lesson Duration
- 45 minutes
- Age Groups
Above all, music should enrich our lives. As an instructor I help students to become aware of the music around us as well as their unique musical voice, then give them the tools to express that voice. I also help students apply the principles they learn through music-making in broader areas of their lives. In all things, I strive to inspire them to excellence in all they do.
I have been teaching and performing on the saxophone since 1990. During my studies I toured internationally with the BYU Wind Symphony as a featured soloist. After my schooling I enlisted in the US Army, performing all across Germany and Northern Iraq with the 1st Armored Division band. In 2009 I was selected to serve as saxophone instructor at the Army School of Music and premiered the Coles Sonata for Saxophone and Piano.
2005 Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), University of Iowa
2003 Winner, Concerto Competition, University of Iowa
1999 Master of Music (MM), Brigham Young University
1998 Winner, Concerto Competition, Brigham Young University
1997 Bachelor of Music (BM), Brigham Young University
US Army School of Music, former instructor
US Army 56th Army Band, Joint Base Lewis-McChord