I have been teaching music in Southern California for the past 13 years, at the Elementary, Middle School and High School levels, and I have loved every second of it. :) I specialize in Concert Band, General Music, Guitar, and Popular Music Ensembles.
I love to find innovative and creative ways to teach my students, and to make my classes both enriching and fun! The ultimate reward is to witness our students improving, building confidence, and enjoying themselves. :)
2018 Los Angeles Unified School District Teacher of the Year. National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adult/Young Adult Instrumental Music. VH1 Save the Music Award - Winner/recipient, 2018. Find Your Genius Award - Winner/recipient, 2015 (Presented by the Highland Academy).
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Redlands in Music Education and my master's degree from Sam Houston State University in Music Education and Instrumental Conducting.
Along with being a new father, husband, and veteran music teacher, I also love to compose and perform! I play in an array of wind ensembles and jazz bands, I write music for films and I have recently been a guest conductor for Santa Monica College! I am very grateful and love what I do. It is my passion! For updates on NEW and CURRENT resources, come connect with me! FOLLOW ME on Teachers Pay Teachers! FOLLOW ME on Pinterest! FOLLOW ME on Facebook!
English Language Arts, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day