As a teacher and teaching artist, I advocate for the power of music in our culture and our lives.  

Institutional

I am currently Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Kansas, where I teach privately and direct KU’s Percussion Group, a professionalized percussion chamber ensemble.  With my students at KU, I emphasize excellence in collaborative performance, strong, broad, percussive technique, and fluid critical thinking skills.

For more information about my teaching philosophy or studying at KU, visit our studio website or contact me.

Masterclasses

I am active as a clinician and masterclass giver.  In addition to helping students of all ages achieve their musical goals, I perform and present frequently on some themes in contemporary percussion about which I am passionate:

  • Recent percussion music with live electronics

  • The percussion music of Helmut Lachenmann

  • Extended techniques for keyboard instruments 

  • Analytical methodology in learning multiple percussion music

Workshops

I present frequent workshops for composers about writing for percussion, including performances of brand new works and lectures on significant works for percussion. 


With New Morse Code, I teach in many guises, including:

Interdisciplinary Events:

Rhythm and movement workshops, collaborations with painters, dancers, and other artists. 

Interactive Performances

These informal concerts are part performance, part conversation. Audience members are hands-on participants in the music making process. 

Workshops

Educational presentations, instrumental demonstrations, composer readings, longterm collaborations with composers.