Teaching

Teaching is an important part of my activities as a musician. I'm endlessly inspired by each student's creativity and motivation.

I worked for two years as a flute instructor at the University of Rochester, and served as an assistant to Professor Bonita Boyd in the flute studio at the Eastman School of Music. In addition to my private teaching, I have taught theory and composition with Music-COMP and worked as a guest artist teacher at the Cape Cod Conservatory and South Burlington High School, among others. While I was an undergraduate student at Harvard, I also had the privilege of working at length with a wide range of students in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras as a winds and brass coach.

Student workshop at the Ritsos Project Festival in Samos, Greece

I am currently seeking flute or composition students of all ages and abilities near my home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Please feel free to contact me for details. Whether you’re an adult looking to try something new, a long-time hobbyist wanting to rekindle your passion, or a parent looking for a supportive and encouraging teacher for their child, I would love to be able to help you make some music!

In my teaching, I like to encourage every student's passion and imagination by enabling methodical practice of technical skills as a gateway to big-hearted music-making and creative development. Whether or not you want to make music your profession one day, I think that the act of learning music is an act of learning how to learn, and I believe that's what life is all about—just like I believe that music lessons give people of all ages the potential to get in touch with their creativity and artistry. This takes courage, and teaching it inspires thoughtfulness and compassion, so there is little that is as rewarding as helping inspire this profoundly joyful self-discovery.

 

You can read more about my professional activities here and listen to some playing samples here.