I've been teaching music to students of all ages for over 30 years. I've had literally hundreds of students; as private students in schools and in the teaching studio, and as band members of Big Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Concert Bands and Chamber groups. I try to instill the love and excitement that I have for music in all of my students. Learning music is not easy, and it takes patience, passion, perseverance and practice. I work with each individual to tailor and work on a course of study that's engaging and challenging, and work to improve instrumental skills, learn songs and tunes, develop improvising, music reading, and to gain a deeper understanding of music theory which ties everything together.
And arguably the most important thing of all; to find the right material to play and work on that's going to motivate and inspire creativity, satisfaction, and expression.