While each lesson is unique, below is a basic outline of what you can expect during your lesson time.
Developing outstanding students who are well-rounded individuals equipped to cope with life's challenges is my mission.
Creating a safe, creative and challenging environment where all may realize their true potential in music and in life is my goal.
Providing guidance and leadership through my personal experiences to all students as they journey along their road of discovery.
DMA - Percussion Performance - (ABD) University of Iowa - 2001
MA - Instrumental Conducting - UMKC Conservatory of Music - 1996
BA - Music (Percussion) - UMKC Conservatory of Music - 1993
BA - Business Administration - Graceland University - 1990
I have been educating percussionists of all ages for nearly three decades and have maintained successful teaching studios at the University of Iowa, Truman State University, the Geaorge Caleb Bingham Academy of the Arts, The Barstow School, Music/Arts Institute, and privately.
Former students have pursued advanced degrees at such schools as: The Juilliard School, the Berklee School of Music, USC-Thornton, Florida State University College of Music and UMKC Conservatory of Music. Many have gone on to successful performance careers in Los Angeles, Nashville and regionally, as well as non-performance related careers in the music industry.