My main goal as a teacher is to deepen my student's relationship with music and the horn through practice on the horn and by engaging the student's innate musicality. Because each student is an individual, I believe in a personalized approach to teaching based upon the student's aspirations and abilities. In any lesson, basic horn fundamentals, proper breathing, audition preparation, music theory and history, performance technique, composition, horn maintenance, and musical style and phrasing are and can be taught based upon the student’s needs. Students in my studio often arrange and compose their own music as well as perform in a yearly studio recital held in the spring. Through teaching proper fundamentals in an individualized, challenging, and positive teaching setting that fosters the student’s own creativity, students become successful, talented performers.