There is nothing as rewarding for me as helping another trombonist clear away the roadblocks impeding their progress.  My 20 years as a professional musician is built on a foundation set by the many fine teachers who guided me, and I take great pride in being able to pass along these teachings to the next generation of musicians.  I have had the privilege of giving masterclasses in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and teaching several summers at the Third Coast Trombone Retreat.  Many former students are enjoying professional careers in music, and others have continued their studies at The Juilliard School, Northwestern University, and Rice University, among others. 

If you are interested in studying with me, please consider the following options:
At Carnegie Mellon University, we are able to provide competitive financial packages to graduate students and those in post-graduate certificate programs.  In addition to lessons, students will have close interaction with the other outstanding faculty members, many of whom are also members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  

For more information about CMU, please visit, and you may contact me if you have further questions about my studio.
- Private Lessons -
Whether you want to discuss auditions, excerpts, fundamentals, daily routines/warmups, practice techniques, or are an interested prospective CMU student, I am available for online lessons using Zoom.  In-person lessons are possible on a case-by-case basis, and within the framework of our CMU safety protocols.  Please contact me to schedule a lesson and to find out my current rates.

- Masterclasses -
Zoom masterclasses are currently available.  I am always happy to work with individual students as well as discuss a specific topic or do a Q&A session.  Please contact me to schedule a masterclass and to find out my current rates.