I lived, performed, composed, and taught in Los Angeles for 9 beautiful and inspiring years. In the fall of 2015 I was thrilled to begin a new chapter as the Director of Jazz Studies at Idaho State University! The campus is beautiful, the faculty is incredible and the students are energetic and motivating. If you want to know more about the growing music program at Idaho State University, please visit the website below:
While in Los Angeles, I served as the musical director for the following programs:
Los Angeles City College - Saxophone, Woodwinds, Orchestra Conductor and Studio Jazz Ensemble Director
I taught private jazz saxophone lessons, woodwind group classes, conducted a 40 piece Symphonic Orchestra and led one of the Studio Jazz Ensembles.
Heart of Los Angeles - Jazz Program Coordinator/Music Faculty
Idesigned the curriculum for the jazz program and lead the HOLA Big Band and Combos. I also taught the piano studio at HOLA which is an educational non-profit. The program takes place in Westlake, an at-risk neighborhood near MacArthur Park.
The Harmony Project - Funk Orchestra Musical Director
I directed the Funk Orchestra Program for Harmony Project, another music education non-profit. The Beginning and Advanced Funk Orchestras performs classic and modern pieces that I transcribed or arranged for the ensemble. The program takes place in Leimert Park.
Barnhart School - Instrumental Music Director
I coordinated all instrumental music classes for Barnhart, an independent school. I have initiated a Jazz Ensemble and a Creative Rock Band. I also led other ensembles and teach private lessons to multiple instruments.