My experience ranges from touring the world as a performer, sound designing for film and animations, teaching in audio technology, and mixing and recording music. I have a B.M. in Music Performance and a Masters Degree in Composition, Integrated Media, and Experimental Sound Practices.
My love for music, audio technology, audio archival, and high fidelity listening systems ultimately lead me to the mastering profession. I have developed amazing ears and a knack for making things just sound awesome.
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I believe that teaching is a holistic process in which student and teacher co-create meaning. My approach to teaching is rooted in collaboration with my students, where each class creates a unique pathway to the given learning objectives of the course. Having taught a myriad of courses over the last seven years, I have found that no matter how many times I have taught the same material, each course is original due to the cooperative dynamics of the particular class.
As an educator, I seek to enable students to take ownership of the information I present. I believe that rigorous engagement with the material is essential for a student to succeed. I employ active learning strategies in addition to lecture and demonstration to provide a diverse array of instructional styles for different learning aptitudes. My goal is to inspire my students and push them beyond their intellectual and creative comfort zones. In addition, I challenge my students to produce high caliber work by fostering critical thinking and advancing their oral and written skills.
I give equal weight to teaching technique and theory with the objective of making both accessible and engaging to my students. While technical knowledge is fundamental towards enabling the creative process, theory places these skills in a greater historical and cultural context, highlighting application and practice. It is my goal to enable students to apply the course content in their own lives, making the complex skills and abstract theories from class tangible and meaningful to their everyday life. I believe this empowers students to deeply process and articulate the concepts they are learning in relation to their own art practices and perceptions of meaning.
It is essential for me as an educator to be malleable in my approach. I value exploring the trends and technologies most relevant to my students’ interests, evolving personally and professionally alongside my class, and contextualizing the course content within that dynamic framework. Each class has its particular challenges, and consequently being adaptive has allowed to me to address the needs of each unique class and appeal to the students’ identities as individuals. As a teacher I strongly value the diverse perspectives and learning styles that my students bring into the classroom. It is my responsibility to provide an environment where students feel comfortable enough to express their individual needs and opinions.
Coming from a family of educators and artists, teaching creative content comes very naturally to me. Though this may sound cliche, I really do love teaching — I feel alive when I am in the classroom and I am invigorated each time I see my students excel in their work and exceed my wildest expectations. Sparking curiosity and creativity in the next generation of artists is an incredible privilege which I hope to continue developing throughout my career.