This is my 4th year as the music teacher at Auburn Elementary School. Before this, I taught K-8 music in Detroit. Believe it or not, when I was the same age as Auburn's students I did NOT like to sing.
It wasn't until I started playing the trumpet in 5th grade that I really fell in love with making music. Playing the trumpet helped me meet some of my closest friends, favorite teachers, and best mentors. It also helped me go to college at Michigan State University, where I received my undergraduate degree in music education.
While I was at MSU I got to play in the Spartan Marching Band, Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra II, and a brass quintet. But even more importantly, I learned that there is so much more to music than just playing the trumpet...and I even found out that I DO like to sing.
Music in Haiti
For 5 summers, I had the opportunity to teach and make music with very dedicated and talented musicians in Haiti. Here's a video of me playing the trumpet with some of them.
Hear My Band Play
For the past 3 years I've played the tenor horn with the Five Lakes Silver Band. Stay up-to-date and support the band below. Can you find me in this video we recorded during quarantine?