Before my second life as a programmer, I had an extensive background as a classically-trained musician and teacher of oboe and Dalcroze eurhythmics with experience teaching and presenting to a wide variety of audiences in a private and classroom setting. I'm always interested in exploring how we can lead young students to develop practical, transferrable skills through music.


Oboe Faculty
Aurora School of Music

Private oboe and reed-making teacher to middle school, high school, and adult students, with an emphasis on teaching transferrable skills, including time management, discipline, collaboration, and organization.

2013 — 2017

Eurhythmics Faculty
Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM)

Taught Dalcroze Eurhythmics to a wide variety of audiences in multiple settings as part of the Conservatory, Preparatory, and Distance Learning divisions of CIM. Students ranged from preschool age all the way through undergraduates. Built curricula for all ages and taught both individually and in classroom settings.

2013 — 2015

Piano Junior Faculty
Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp

Private piano teacher to over 40 students each week, ages 6-18. Co-taught group master classes.

2010 — 2012

Freelance Teacher, Oboe and Eurhythmics

  • Eurhythmics Instructor, Church of the Saviour Co-operative Nursery School, 2013-2014
  • Eurhythmics Instructor, Heights Christian Church Co-operative Nursery School, 2012-2014
  • Guest Presenter, CelloChan Woods - Michigan, 2013
  • Eurhythmics Faculty, Cincinnati Young Artists Program, 2012
  • Sectional Teacher, John Hay High School, 2011-2012

Since 2011


MBA, Marketing and Strategy
Case Western Reserve University

Bachelor of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music


Curriculum Development • Classroom Instruction (Dalcroze Eurhythmics) • Private Music Instruction (Oboe and Piano) • Oboe Reed Making • Piano Accompaniment