Upright/Electric Bass, Ukulele,
Piano & Guitar
I love making music, be it rock, pop, jazz or classical. With all of my students, I try to find the right balance of their own personal tastes and goals as well as using my experience to help guide them to new areas and skills so that they can put all their hard work to use!
I was born into a musical family, played violin as a child, and when the time came, I decided to further my exploration of music through collegiate study. I graduated from the music program at Cal State Long Beach. I played in the University Symphony Orchestra, the Studio Orchestra, and in Jazz ensembles. I studied with some of the best teachers in Southern California, many of whom work in the Film/Commercial studios, play in the LA Phil and the LA Opera, as well as play locally in the Long Beach Symphony.
In addition to teaching, I currently work in the field playing in a variety of settings including: theatre, churches, studio sessions, jazz, and pop/rock. I have played in over 30 different musicals productions, such as West Side Story, The Who's Tommy, Cabaret, and many more! I am passionate about music and I try to instill that same passion in each student that I take on.
It is my goal that each of my students acquire musical knowledge they can use for life, whether they aspire play at home for family and friends or play arenas for thousands of fans!