I began playing music at the age of 3, starting with violin and piano and then trumpet. I've been studying and playing trumpet for over 20 years, and I hold a BA in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston. My teachers have included John McNeil, Russ Johnson, Laurie Frink, Dave Scott and Mario Guarneri. I began teaching in 2006 and in addition to teaching privately I have also taught students in Oakland and Alameda public schools. I'm an active musician in the Bay Area, playing in jazz groups, rock bands and balkan ensembles. Music is my passion, and I hope to help you achieve your goals whether you're a beginner or an advanced player.