“I have been playing and teaching music for over 10 years. My interest began with the electric guitar, playing jazz, blues, and metal before becoming enamored with the classical guitar as a young teenager. I have since performed internationally in concerts and masterclasses for esteemed guitarists such as Eliot Fisk, Leo Brouwer, Eduardo Fernandez, David Tanenbaum, Jorge Caballero, Zaira Meneses, Grisha Goryachev, and Senio Diaz. I received my Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory where I studied guitar with Eliot Fisk and Joe Morris, and composition with Stratis Minakakis and Davide Ianni. Since graduating I have begun to immerse myself in music from the Medieval and Renaissance periods, learning to play the lute and to sing, and plan to pursue a PhD in Musicology with a focus in Renaissance Counterpoint Pedagogy.
“As a teacher, I attempt to provide the student with a rich and satisfying experience that encourages their learning to take place on many levels simultaneously. For me, studying music is a process that integrates various practical, theoretical, technical, and historical elements, and is rarely a linear progression. In my own practice I have learned to let the aural, physical, and emotional sensations of music guide and inform me, and consequently the most important aspect of my teaching is the experience of music itself.”