If a composer could say what they wanted to say in words they would not bother trying to say it in music
I am a classically trained cellist hailing from the beautiful Eugene, Oregon. The cello has been a part of my life for a good part of 18 years and I wouldn't have done it any other way. My official tutelage has focused primarily on classical literature and technique. Despite this training I have branched into many different styles of performing, including most notably post-rock and indie folk. Making this transition was not at all easy, but has taught lessons that not only inform my attitude as a performer but also how I approach this instrument to my students.
Teaching students how to play this instrument has been an unbelievably rewarding experience and will always play a significant role in my relationship with my cello. I currently give lessons both privately and through the Shedd Institue here in Eugene. Over the past couple of years I have been able to build a sizable studio but am always willing to add more. For more information on my teaching philosophy, rates, and avaiability head over to my studio page.
Living in the Pacific Northwest has fostered a deep love for the outdoors. For me, the cascades are more than just a pretty place to visit. I find that I am able to do my deepest thinking and reflecting while hiking. And while I can't point to how, I can say with confidance that my love for this part of the country and its many wonders has had a profound effect and influence on my music.