Certification

Music Therapist, Board-Certified, MT-BC


Education

Florida State University, College of Music, Bachelor’s of Music Degree, Music Therapy (2017)

  • Studied classical clarinet under the direction of Deborah Bish

  • Studied Music Therapy with author Dr. Clifford Madsen and noted researcher Dr. Jane Standley.

  • Acquired over 1100 hours of teaching and facilitating music sessions employing creative teaching methods based on students’ needs.

  • Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society and Dean’s List

  • Distinguished student scholarship awarded by College of Music

  • World Music Department

  • In the course of World Music Department, invited to join ARTISM by Dr. Michael Bakan, Head of the Ethnomusicology and creator of the ARTISM Project.  ARTISM is a performing ensemble that joins virtuoso musicians with children on the Autism Spectrum to create original compositions based on improvisational play

Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Associate’s Degree in Music (2015)

  • Scholarship Student awarded by Visual and Performing Arts Dept

  • Studied classical performance on clarinet with Carey Kleiman and pianist Dr. Jure Rozman.

  • Studied jazz theory and performance with saxophonist Jason Hainsworth and guitarist Fernando Ulibarri.

  • Studied piano technique with author and performer Rosalie Gregory

  • Dean’s List


Applied Music Mastery

  • 31 years of classical clarinet study, including 3 years of college studio participation

  • Took up clarinet at age 10, as a youth studied classical technique with members of the United States Army Band, Washington D.C. and with Marine Corps Band, Quantico, VA

  • 20 years of alto-saxophone technique

  • 16 years of guitar technique

  • 15 years of banjo claw-hammer technique


Practical Experience

  • Performed in the course of thirteen years in over 2100 professional gigs on clarinet, vocals, alto sax, banjo, and bass throughout the Caribbean Islands, the northeast United States, and Colorado in musical styles derived from world folk roots, traditional jazz, and classical music

  • Music teacher at Strawberry Farm pre-school in Boulder, CO

  • Private Music Teacher in Boulder, CO