At the MSU Community Music School-Detroit you can find me teaching early childhood music classes, including the Vocal Village and Musical Foundations classes, as well as a beginner ukulele class, and an early childhood piano class. I also teach early childhood classes throughout the metro-Detroit area at various childcare and community centers. Before working at the MSU Community Music School, I was an elementary music teacher for 7 years. I was the elementary music teacher at Auburn Elementary in Auburn Hills and before that I taught K-8 music at Regent Park Scholars Charter Academy in Detroit.
I first fell in love with making music when I began playing the trumpet in 5th grade. Trumpet-playing 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 played in the Spartan Marching Band, Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra II, and a brass quintet. I also learned that there are so many ways I can make music without a trumpet.
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.
I play in a brass band!
I play 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?