Private Lessons

I offer 30, 45, and 60 minute in-home lessons on saxophone, piano, and clarinet. Lessons consist of exercises to develop tone and technique,

as well as learning repertoire and developing musicality. Other skills and topics include improvisation, listening, and music theory.


Group Lessons 

I offer saxophone and clarinet group lessons on Thursdays at Second Church of Christ, Scientist on the norht side of Raleigh. Each meeting lasts 45 minutes.

Beyond providing instruction at a lower price, this format removes the stress some students feel in the private lesson,

adding comraderie while increasing the student's skills and musical enjoyment.



1. Save 15% on your first 4 lessons, offer ends September 30th.

2. Refer a friend, get a free lesson upon the completion of their first month.

3. I offer free clinics to WCPSS middle schools and high schools. I always appreciate when a parent asks their child's band director when I might be visiting their school.


I have been teaching private lessons since 2007. As a teacher, my goal is to help my students become better musicians and increase their appreciation and enjoyment of music. Students of all ages are welcome, including adults who wish to begin an instrument, or return to their instrument after a years-long break. The students in my studio range from age 6* to -- (retired). It's never too late to begin! Many adult students find music lessons theraputic and love the addition of music-making to their lives.

As a teacher, I seek to help my students discover their own love of music. My students build an appreciation for the breadth of musical styles that grace the world, past and present, through playing, listening, and discussion. I strive to provide my students all that is necessary for continual growth and success at their instrument with the belief that learning should be enjoyable and rewarding.

I always offer a free meeting with interested students/families before asking that you commit to lessons.

Details may be found in the Lesson Policies.

Do you need recommendations for buying a piano or saxophone and clarinet equipment?


*Each instrument has its own innate challenges so I recommend these ages for your child to begin:

Piano - 6 or 7 years old (20 minutes of focus)

Clarinet - 4th grade

Alto saxophone - 5th grade

If your K-4 child is interested in playing a woodwind instrument contact me about lessons on a Nuvo jSax or Clarineo.