As a musician and teacher I have over 20 years of experience, performing with greats like Louie Bellson, Stix Cooper, Keith Grecko, Rich Prapeza, Margo Reed, Sonny Stitt, Armond Boatman, Dave Cook, Nadine Jansen and Nancy Gee. As a high caliber saxophonist I have developed an extensive knowledge of every aspect of Jazz performance. I have an imaginative, harmonic talent that has allowed me to develop my own rhythmic combo. Most importantly, as a musician, I have a beautiful sound, and I swing! All this combines with my expertise as a teacher and leader, and my performances with numerous Jazz, Blues and Latin groups.
My teaching experience is with woodwind instrument (clarinet, saxophone and flute) My teaching expertise has been with one - on –one private lessons. I am unique because I am a great professional teacher, and I play as a professional musician. My students are able to benefit from the “old jazz” orientation of my background. I am reliable, dedicated, and have pride in my work. My desire is to nurture my students into developing their skills as musicians, and to help them create an enthusiasm that can lead to a lifelong love for music.