In 2014, I graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Music Therapy and a concentration in percussion. During my time there, I had the opportunity to study and perform various styles of music such as Rock, Jazz, Latin, and Contemporary, etc. My favorite percussion instruments that I studied and still use as a performer are drum set and hand percussion. I have played percussion with various artists around Pittsburgh such as Sol Persona and Avi Diamond performing pop, rock, and experimental influenced music.
For the past two years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer for Girls Rock! Pittsburgh. In 2014, I led group drum lessons and served as a band manager where I guided a group of girls through the process of writing and performing original music while teaching life skills like negotiation, teamwork, and leadership. This volunteer experience sparked my interest in teaching drum set, especially to young women who share a love for music.
Music is a foundational part of who I am and I look forward to sharing my ongoing experiences with my students and fellow musicians.