I am an active teaching and Performing artist in southern California. i primarily perform educational outreach concerts with my brass quintet, Two Button BRass, for schools in the LAUSD. I also teach at LAmusArt, an arts school established in 1945 that serves the community of East Los Angeles. There I teach low-cost private lessons as well as coach the orchestral wind sectionals weekly.
I post regularly on my Youtube Channel, so be sure to check there for new arrangements, product reviews, and tutorials!
In addition to performing and teaching, I also compose and arrange music. My Arrangements are for sale at Sheetmusicplus.com. I arrange mostly for my brass quintet but have recently branched out into smaller settings (see my new duet book!)
Next Generation Trumpet Competition
After 2 other adjudicated rounds, I was selected as one of 6 finalists in the inaugural NGTC. The competition featured over 30 trumpet soloists from around the world, competing and engaging in a virtual competition over the course of a week.
Each competitor would have to record a selection of 15 newly commissioned trumpet etudes, written in a contemporary style. Many of these works utilized extended techniques, making them a challenge to prepare and record.
with city of West Hollywood
Earlier, Two Button Brass recorded a full concert with commentary for the city of West Hollywood.
the concert will be streamed and available to watch for free from Oct 1-oct 31.
Stay tuned for details.
(Fountains of Rome)
Announcing a new e-series all about excerpts! Members of Two Button brass attempt another instruments orchestral instruments. With only 5 minutes on the clock, tune in each week to find out who will be dubbed the winner.
It's a fun way to learn about excerpts and not take ourselves too seriously!