My Teaching Philosophy

My pedagogic approach centers around the student’s needs. Every student is different. Some traits of the craft come easy, some are challenging, and some come with glaring gaps in their performative approach. I believe in a non-conforming approach to instruction; students all need different things and learn different ways. I strive to be as well-rounded an educator as possible, able to deliver what my students need through any communication method or structural design. For bassoonists, my private instruction centers around reeds, finger technique, oral cavity manipulation, air control and musical expression.