Music Education has always been a very important part of my musical life . . .
During my undergraduate years at the Oberlin College Conservatory, I was very active in the school's "Supervised Teaching Program" working with non-music major college students who wanted to study flute for college credit but not be enrolled in the music degree programs. My work there was supervised by the great educator and Professor of Flute, Robert Willoughby. This experience has become the foundation upon which I have based my own teaching methodology to this day. Later coaching with the wonderful flutist and teacher Keith Underwood has also greatly influenced my approach to breathing technique and articulation.
While pursuing a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the Northwestern University Graduate School of Music, I was awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellowship. In the Graduate School of Music I assisted the flute faculty in the training of undergraduate flute students and adjudicated juries each semester.
Since moving to New York I have held positions as flute instructor with many of the fine New York Independent Schools as well as other community based music schools. Additionally, I have maintined an active private flute studio for many years both in New York and New Jersey - coaching youth, amateur, and professional players alike.