I believe music is a unique and direct form of communication and connection, and I teach from that viewpoint. I've been teaching private french horn lessons since 2004, and have taught students as young as 9, adults in their retirement, and all ages in between. I also have experience coaching small groups and orchestra sectionals. My professional playing career has brought me to the Virginia Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, and Oregon Symphony. Locally, I've played with the Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the 5th Ave Theater. I can also be heard in many movie and video game soundtracks.
I have a Masters degree from New England Conservatory where I studied with James Sommerville and Danny Katzen.
I play regularly with North Corner Chamber Orchestra (NOCCO), a self-led small orchestra that performs without a conductor.
My love for teaching extends beyond the horn. I am also a yoga teacher, and in the summer I teach paddleboard yoga.
Solo playing sample:
the clear architecture of the nerves by Robert Hasegawa
Photo: Rosemary Wagner