As a Performer
I’ve been playing the trumpet since the age of ten. Though I’ve always enjoyed it, it was playing high school musicals that made me want to pursue my studies further. I attended Dalhousie University, where I got my Bachelor of Arts, before heading off to the University of Victoria for my Masters in Music, focusing in trumpet performance. I currently reside in Halifax, where I’ve made a name for myself as a regular in the scene. I’m an active member of Nova Sinfonia, the Sackville Concert Band, and Scotia Brass, and have performed with Opera Nova Scotia, Chester Brass, the Chebucto Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, the Civic Orchestra of Victoria, the Scotia Festival Orchestra, the PRISMA Festival Orchestra, and many others.
As an Educator
My start with teaching music came in my undergrad degree at Dalhousie University, when I began offering tutoring to classmates who needed help in music theory. I quickly started taking on students from outside the university as well, offering RCM theory up to grade 10 Harmony and Counterpoint, and taking on trumpet students. At the University of Victoria, I was awarded a teaching assistant position for first- and second-year theory, and then for brass chamber music. On my return to Halifax, I attained a position as trumpet teacher at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. In the summer of 2019, myself and several of my colleagues formed Conservatory Nova Scotia, an independent, teacher-run collective focused on high quality music education. Through Conservatory Nova Scotia, I teach trumpet lessons and assist with running the Nova Scotia Youth Brass Ensemble. For more information on trumpet lessons, please click here.