I am a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where I obtained a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance. During my time at VCU, I performed as first clarinet in the VCU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and with various small chamber ensembles. I also composed music for and collaborated on video games, animations, and theater productions. I have extensive experience in music theory, aural skills, and composition. My tutoring experience includes collegiate and highschool level Spanish, as well as English tutoring to Spanish speakers. I also have experience in teaching beginner to advanced clarinet lessons, as well as beginner piano. My personal belief is that learning and education helps individuals grow to achieve their highest potential. This mindset is what makes me a passionate teacher who is eager to help students along their path. Through providing strong fundamentals driven by creativity, exploration, and individual interest, I provide students with the tools to learn effectively. I can tutor a wide range of musical subjects from aural skills to jazz theory, and am especially passionate about composition and music theory. I am also a native Spanish speaker and am a confident and experienced Spanish tutor. I am especially excited to help young students become familiar with the Spanish language (Spanish 1,2, 3 and beyond) and find a genuine appreciation for a language with so much culture and history behind it. In this regard, I try to incorporate games or fun tricks to help students remember new vocabulary and build on Spanish grammar. I am not limited to new learners; I especially enjoy tutoring those that want to build their conversational skills to sound just like a native speaker! In my free time, I like to read, exercise, play volleyball, cook, listen to music, and play the occasional video game.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Commonwealth University - Bachelor in Arts, Music Performance
My hobbies include reading, volleyball, video games, music, and exercise.