I teach saxophone, clarinet, flute, composition, and jazz improvisation to students of all ages and abilities. Lessons are given at my house in the Rose City Park neighborhood of Portland, Oregon or online via Skype or FaceTime.

I’ve taught in Oregon, Washington, and New York in venues ranging from elementary schools, to private studios, to summer workshops. I believe music education is an important component to a person’s general knowledge and a fundamental building block for our culture and society.

For more details, please use the information on the contact page to get in touch.

Material for students:


Required listening list

Standards books

Equipment list


Simple Bb Jazz Blues

Bb Jazz Blues with ii V changes

Improvisation Masterclass PDFs:

Concert instruments

Bb instruments

Eb instruments

Bass clef instruments