"I aim to help my students develop the skills that will help them throughout their professional careers as musicians. When put to use, these skills will help them greatly improve their sight-reading, transcribing, transposing, 'hearing' chord changes, and more. They will be able to look at a piece of music and know how it should sound, and to hear a piece of music and know how to notate it."
"I have experience playing many types of music, including jazz, folk, bluegrass, salsa, rhythm and blues, pop, classical, and Ethiopian music. I like to relate the skills that we're learning in class to material from these styles that students may not be familiar with. In class, we might sight-sing a Charlie Parker melody and later try to transcribe the vocal harmonies on a Flatt and Scruggs tune."