2003 - Bachelor of Arts in Music (Trombone Emphasis), Truman State University
2005 - Master of Arts in Instrumental Conducting, Truman State University
2006 - Master of Arts in Education, Truman State University
This is my sixth year at Sunny Vale Middle School. I teach sixth grade band, seventh grade band, eighth grade band, and jazz ensemble. I also assist with teaching the Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment Marching Band and teach private lessons. Before Sunny Vale, I interned at Blue Springs High School with Dr. Tim Allshouse. Prior to that, I was a graduate assistant at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, teaching music theory/aural skills, marching band, and tuba/euphonium, and working as a conductor in concert band, wind symphony, and the orchestra. I studied trombone with Jay Bulen, piano with Janice Saffir, and conducting with Tom Trimborn, Sam McClure, and Dan Peterson
Good communication is very important to me. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach me by e-mail (most reliable) or by phone/voicemail. My plan period is from 2:00 to 2:45.