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I believe in educating the entire individual: bassoonist, musician, artist, and person.  At the Blair School of Music I regularly work with students from a wide variety of backgrounds who posses an array of academic talents and interests. Some former students have gone onto graduate study in performance at the Yale School of Music, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Michigan. Others have gone on as music educators, arts administrators, and freelance bassoonists . Still others have pursued careers outside of music and choose to maintain their musical lives avocationally. 

Lessons with me are about mastering the fundamentals of bassoon-playing and reed-making-- but always in the service of creative musical expression. I foster a culture of mutual support and camaraderie amongst my students, and strive to create an environment where experimentation and thinking outside the box are welcomed and encouraged. 

Please feel free to reach out to me by clicking the "Contact" button below to learn more about the bassoon studio at the Blair School of Music.  I look forward to hearing from you!

"When a dancer comes onstage, he is not just a blank slate that the choreographer has written on. Behind him he has all the decisions he has made in life....Each time, he has chosen, and in what he is onstage you see the result of those choices. You are looking at the person he is, the person who, at this point, he cannot help but be.... Exceptional dancers, in my experience, are also exceptional people, people with an attitude toward life, a kind of quest, and an internal quality. They know who they are, and they show this to you, willingly." -- Mikhail Baryshnikov

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