Introduction: Based out of Chicago, IL, I have 7+ years of music teaching experience and even more years performing and composing professionally. While my main instruments are drum set, marimba and guitar, I teach improvisation and composition on any/all instruments you want to learn. I believe that by developing listening skills and gaining greater body awareness, musicians become more fluent and expressive. This approach has allowed me to learn many different styles (rock, jazz, metal, Afro-Brazilian, folk) and instruments (drum set, piano, guitar, marimba, vibraphone). My passion is combining everything I have learned and creating something new in original music and improvisational contexts. I compose for and perform with a number of Chicago-based musicians and bands, including, Jazz Robots, Seres de Luz, and Family Junket. I have a BA in Music from Macalester College and studied music in Brazil on a Fulbright Scholarship. With seven years of experience teaching people of all ages in music schools and private lessons, I am excited to meet new students and help you reach your musical goals!