I am new to Lessonface! I am a professional pianist, vibraphonist, and percussionist. My musical journey began with the drum set, but before long I discovered the world of classical percussion, particularly percussion ensemble music. I thought I was having the time of my life playing timpani in orchestras, learning xylophone rags and marimba solos, and even playing in a few steel bands, but then I came across jazz and improvisation, and then I REALLY started having some fun. Classical percussion will always hold a special place in my heart, but I decided to go to Berklee and focus on vibraphone and piano in jazz and contemporary settings. I spent much of my time at Berklee composing, arranging, and performing, and continue to do all three as much as I can. Music has allowed me to meet amazing and talented people from all over the world, and I am constantly expanding my repertoire of instruments and styles to prepare for whatever musical situations the world will throw at me.
I gear the content and pace of my lessons towards the students' interests as much as I possibly can, and I've worked with classical musicians, jazz musicians, readers, ear players, and PLENTY of beginners. Regardless of genre, though, music theory is very important to me. I firmly believe that a solid understanding of the music we play makes the experience more efficient, more enjoyable, and much more enriching, and that we need such an understanding to fully appreciate the music. After all, isn't that the goal?
Studied at Berklee College Of Music
Jim Royle Drum Studio (Fairfield, CT)
Regional Center for the Arts (Trumbull, CT)
Acera School (Winchester, MA)
Selected Performance Credits:
Beantown Jazz Festival
Played alongside Mike Manieri, Liam Teague, Samuel Torres
Opened for Spyro Gyra
Several Musicals with Summer Theatere of New Canaan, CT
Regular vibraphonist for Imagine 5 and the Felipe Salles's Interconnections Ensemble
My Percussion Ensemble Piece, "Look Around You", debuted in Ireland in 2015