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Conveniently located in Stoneham MA. References available. Please call for more information! Helping students discover themselves and their talent is what it's all about. Watching a student's world open up and grow as they explore the world of music is something I never tire of being a part of. It is particularly rewarding to me when I can reconnect to my own passion for both music and teaching through a student's enthusiasm for the art. I have taught students form 6 to 60 so any and ALL ages or leves of ability are welcome in my studio. EDUCATION: B.A. Music Education Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA - 1983-1988 Awarded yearly performance scholarship. Studied saxophone with Bill Pierce, George Garzone, & Jerry Bergonzi. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Saxophone Chair 1998 - Present University of Massachusetts - Boston, MA Private saxophone and theory instruction. Prepare students for quarterly Juries. Newton Center Music & Arts Center - 2007 - Current Private woodwind instruction Woodwind Instructor Lexington Montessori School - Lexington MA -- 2007 -- 2008 Middle general music & private woodwind Instruction Saxophone Instructor - Georgetown Public Schools - 2008 - 2009 The Pingree School -- South Hamilton MA -- 2006 - 2011 Private woodwind instruction. The Musical Suite - Newburyport, MA -- 1997 - 2006 Instruct woodwind students in instrument studies, theory, harmony, and ear training from elementary age to adult. Lead yearly student recitals. Norwood Public Schools - Norwood, MA - 1994-1997 Instructed students in school sponsored after school lesson programs. Provided individual and group instruction for a roster of 75 students. Assisted music staff by running band, jazz band, orchestra rehearsals and sectionals. Was responsible for grading and written evaluations of all my students. Canton Public Schools - Canton, MA - 1993-1997 Created and operated my own after school private lesson program promoted and supervised by the director of public schools. Developed lesson plans & contributed to the shape of overall curriculum. Administrative and financial duties involving billing and collection of lesson fees. In addition to my years of teaching, I have an extensive professional performance background. I have spent more then 20 years performing and recording in and around the Boston area, throughout the United States, and Europe. This 'hands-on' experience in the music business has given me a unique perspective into music as a vocation and has allowed me to impart a relevant knowledge and point of view to my students, something not necessarily available to many educators.