Important skills I want to teach my students
I want my students to have a deep love and respect for choral music.
Teaching methods to reach these goals
I remain enthusiastic when facing reticence in my students to embrace new and unfamiliar styles. I encourage curiosity when evaluating one’s own performance and the performances of others. I model courteous, constructive feedback.
My favorite projects
My favorite is anytime that we reach a new level of mastery, then relax into the performance. This is that point when the students go beyond the technical details and into the heart of the music, and then communicate that to the audience. That’s the good stuff.
What I like best about teaching at Seven Hills
What I like best are the supportive atmosphere and students who are willing to work hard to achieve excellence.