guitar / bass / trumpet / drums / ukulele
I am an educator and musician who has worked in a large variety of environments. In the classroom, I have taught in public middle schools and high schools as well as at Rikers Island Jail Complex in New York City. I have also played gigs across the country as well as on the streets and in the subway tunnels of New York. I have a unique background in that I have extensive classroom experience as well as music experience. I am a New York State Certified English Teacher (Grades 7 - 12), a Texas State Certified English, Language Arts, and Reading Teacher (Grades 6 - 12), and a Virginia State Certified English Teacher (Grades 7 - 12). I also received a Masters in Education from Columbia University (2016). I combine my skills as a teacher with my music knowledge to help people explore the instruments of your choosing and progress musically. I have worked with students from diverse backgrounds and always approach teaching with an open mind. I am committed to social justice and serving students of all backgrounds and abilities. Whether you are learning guitar, bass, trumpet, drums, or ukulele, I would love to work with you to help you achieve your musical goals!