I am currently on faculty at the following institutions in the New York City area. For more information about each school, please read the information and follow the links below. If you have further questions about studying with me either privately or in an official program, please contact me via the contact page on this website.
The Juilliard Pre-College trombone department embraces the team teaching philosophy. Tenor trombone students receive lessons with me as well as Met Orchestra Principal Trombonist Demian Austin and Nick Schwartz, Bass Trombonist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Juilliard Pre-College is a Saturday program that follows a conservatory education model and is intended for advanced players up to the age of 17.
Bard College Conservatory of Music
The Bard College trombone department embraces the team teaching philosophy. Tenor trombone students receive lessons with me as well as MET Orchestra Principal Trombonist Demian Austin. Nick Schwartz of the New York City Ballet teaches bass trombone, and his students also get supplemental lessons with the tenor trombone faculty. All students get to work with all three of us privately. The interesting thing about Bard is that ALL undergrad students must pursue a 5 year double degree program... One degree in music and the other degree in something completely different (psychology, languages, etc). For students who are looking for a truly well rounded and diverse education, this is the place to be. The school has an amazing capacity for scholarships. We also have an Advanced Professional Studies program for grad students who just want to focus on playing. Bard has state of the art facilities and regularly takes its student ensembles on international tours. The Bard College Orchestra also regularly plays side by side concerts with the American Symphony Orchestra, giving students a closer look at being part of a professional ensemble.