Teaching_Philosophy My main objective teaching young musicians is to develop a firm foundation in sound and technique. Once that is established, I begin branching out to etudes, solo studies, jazz and orchestra depending upon the student’s interests in combination with my guidance.
West H.S. (IC)
Roosevelt MS (CR)
Prairie MS (CR)
Iowa All-State etudes: Check back next August 2016
Trombone & Euphonium:
Materials I use:
- A good warm-up is essential to building a firm foundation.
- This is the time the brass player needs to practice fundamentals of brass playing. Long-tones, Flexibility (slow and fast slurs), Dynamics, Articulation, and Scale Studies.
- Tone – Handout about warming up and tone development.
Terra Hill, Euphonium, awarded a Music Scholarship to major in music at the University of Northern Iowa, attended West High School, Iowa City.
Ben Osterem, Euphonium, made it into North Texas, but is going to Luther College on a Music Scholarship to major in music, attended Montezuma High School.
Kyle Disselkoen, trombone, awarded a Music Scholarship, attended Linn-Mar High School.
Eric Karr, trombone, Music Scholarship to study trombone performance at Luther College, attneded Solon High School.
Matt Reiland, trombone, studied with me from 6th grade through 10th grade, Music Scholarship to the University of Iowa, attended Solon High School.
Carly Warner, trombone, music scholarship to Simpson College (IA), attended Washington High School.