I've had private students of all ages and particularly enjoy connecting with young musicians. For the past few years, I've traveled extensively as a member of Matuto, a band that performs and teaches as cultural ambassadors to the U.S. State Department. Needless to say, I've learned a great deal from my students on these tours throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
In addition to private instruction, I lead songwriting workshops and performance ensembles through Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. I work with students in the city’s juvenile justice system, helping them share their personal experience through music. I teach drums, guitar, piano, songwriting and digital music production. With my guidance, students form ensembles that write, perform, and record their own music. In addition to music lessons, students sign up for roles in art design, marketing, lighting, and recording techniques to learn the skills necessary for concert and record production. I continue to teach in this capacity and enjoy the challenges and rewards of community outreach initiatives.
Here's footage of one of my first student ensembles through Carnegie Hall, working alongside members of Matuto.