If you want a standard issue bio where I list a bunch of stuff I’ve accomplished, go here.

If you want the super brief run-down of my story as a musician and teacher:

I first touched a piano when I was around four years old. I used to pick out themes from film scores and improvise my own little songs set to scenes playing in my head. I didn’t know then, but music would become the guiding force that shaped my whole young life and continues to do so to this day.

My path led me from piano onto saxophone and an intense interest in jazz that took me all over the Bay Area to study with different teachers, and then across the country to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where I studied with some amazing teachers and an incredible group of friends.

I want to share the joy of music the same way these teachers and players shared with me.

For me, that means approaching both teaching and performing with an eye toward the roads less travelled, pushing my bandmates and students to shine the way I know they can.

I’m almost always working on something- you can have a look into my process, practice room, and teaching studio here, or check the news page to see what I’m doing out in the world.

If you’re a prospective student, you can go here to get in touch with me and book a free intro lesson.