Born and raised in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, I have been playing piano since I could reach the keys. By my junior year of high school I was performing professionally three or four times a week, and went on to complete a bachelors of music in jazz piano at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. Since then I have performed with dozens of bands and held a variety of positions directing middle and high school instrumental ensembles, music literacy courses for middle and high school students, jazz improvisation workshops, jazz history classes, and group piano programs for elementary school children. I also served as a teaching assistant at the University of Illinois in their ethnomusicology department, and was a faculty member at the Levine School of Music. My experience includes performing and teaching in a wide variety of genres including jazz, classical, rock, musicals, pop, hip-hop, folk, blues, salsa, reggae, Balkan, electronic, R&B, Indonesian gamelan, West African, and Afro-Cuban musical styles.
I currently am a full-time music teacher at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD, and devote my free time to gardening, hiking, yoga, and community outreach.
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