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Welcome to the studio page! Below you will find information regarding my teaching philosophy, pedagogic points of emphasis, answers for frequently asked questions and session rate information.

Music education is incredibly important, and is one of the best ways to teach our students about self expression. Private instruction, to me, is twofold an extension of school-time music education and targeted supplemental instruction. I focus on ensuring that my students are comfortable, confident, not worried about mistakes, and focus on having fun playing above all else through the preparation and curriculum that we study together.

I seek to promote equitable access to students of all backgrounds and experiences, short and long term musical goals, and providing reeds as needed. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any other questions!

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New Jersey Symphony Everywhere Pre-K Presentation

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Wharton Studio Recital January 2024



Private Lessons


Targeted, student-based curriculum or expansion on school-related music and points of instruction.

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From all Instruments

Building off experience on previous instrument to get students excited about learning and playing bassoon!


Chamber Music

Small Chamber Ensembles

Instruction from award winning chamber musician for musicians from all instrument families.


Music Theory

College Prep & Standalone

Curriculum for students taking AP Music Theory classes, those preparing for college auditions, and the curious!

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Reed Making

Workshops for MS & HS

Middle & High School students learn the basics of adjusting their own reeds, and later making their own!


Wind Sectionals

Band & Orchestras

Lead sectionals for collegiate, middle & high school students emphasizing collaboration, blend and expression.

Let's Get Started!

Bassoon Lessons

To begin our bassoon-focused curriculum, there's some information I'll need from you on you or your student's background. Please fill out this form.


If you'd like chamber music coaching, or assistance with your school's wind sectionals, please reach out here with the subject line stating "Coaching".

Goal Assistance

If you are coming to me with a tangible goal in mind (i.e., some sort of audition or event to be prepared for), please reach out here with the subject line stating "Goal Assistance."

Music Theory

If you have interest in pursuing Music Theory instruction, please reach out here with the subject line stating "Music Theory Class."

  • What are your teaching/instruction rates?
    Private Lessons | Audition Prep | Wind Sectionals | Chamber Music Coaching $80 for 60 minutes $70 for 45 minutes $50 for 30 minutes Music Theory $40 per hour $20 per half hour **If you are interested in working with me, but price is a barrier, please feel free to reach out anyway! I'm happy to discuss, and am open to negotiation if needed.
  • What are your COVID protocols?
    I am fully vaccinated, and test weekly for work. While I do not require you to do so, I am happy to provide this information for your own comfort and informed communication. Given the ongoing pandemic, I do not share reeds with students or play on their instruments. Otherwise, I ask that you or your student follow the procedures that are relevant to your other commitments (school, sports, etc.), and that we maintain a modest distance when playing together.
  • Reeds
    Like most professional double reed players, I make my own reeds and am happy to provide them for you or your student(s). Prices are available upon request. If you prefer to play on "store-bought" reeds, I'm happy to assist in adjusting and maintaining them at their highest level.
  • What payment methods do you accept?
    I accept cash, checks, Venmo, Apple Pay and PayPal. If you prefer another method of payment, please feel free to reach out. I'm always happy to learn something new!
  • What levels/experience ranges do you teach?
    I teach students of all levels, regardless of experience or background. Here are a few examples: Absolute Beginners (Day 1 Bassoonists) Instrument Conversions w/ no direct experience Instrument Conversions who are able to read music and/or bass clef Middle School Bassoonists High School Bassoonists Prospective Collegiate Bassoonists Undergraduate Bassoonists Master’s Bassoonists Doctoral Bassoonists
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