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!)
Navy fleet bands
In late December 2020, I won an audition for the Navy fleet bands! I'm super excited to begin a new chapter and continue to grow in my music career. I ship out in April 2021, so I'll still be creating new content until then!
Two Button BRass
The virtual Holiday concert sponsored by the Shops at USC village is live on Two Button Brass' Youtube channel! Over 100 hours went into this project, and I'm so proud of the result! It may not be christmastime anymore, but this concert features over 30 minutes of original arrangements, funny skits, and educational segments. check it out!
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
Two Button Brass recorded a full concert with commentary for the city of West Hollywood.
Check out the concert on Youtube!
(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!