I am a music educator and bass player, active in the world of music for the past 14 years. I graduated from Berklee College of Music (Music Education, 1997) and New England Conservatory (Jazz Performance, 1999). I have been teaching in Newton, MA for the past 7 years. My method of teaching emphasizes the development of creativity, self-expression and musical growth. I teach piano and youth ensembles at my home studio in West Newton. Take a look at the various classes and programs for individuals, groups, and schools featured in this site. In addition to my teaching career, I am currently playing and performing with the Jazz Marauders and celebrate the recording of our new CD. I also enjoy playing with other jazz/Latin/Brazilian groups like "JP Tropical" and "Entre Amigos".