Teaching Resume


Masters in Music Education (2016)
Professional Educator License, Illinois
VanderCook College of Music
Advisors: Kevin Lepper, James Yakas

Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance (2010)
Columbia College Chicago
Specialization: Percussion Performance
Advisors: Ruben Alvarez, Jarrett Hicks

Tennessee Professional Educators License
Instrumental Music Endorsement


Guest Director of Percussion Section for “Asphalt Cocktail” Performance
VanderCook College of Music, 2015

Guest Composer & Director of Percussion Ensemble’s Pop Concert
VanderCook College of Music, 2015

Espirit de Corps Award, VanderCook College of Music, 2015

Search Committee, Student Elect, Director of Percussion Studies,
VanderCook College of Music, 2015

Presidential Award Scholarship, VanderCook College of Music, 2014

Talent Award Scholarship, VanderCook College of Music, 2014

Great Teachers Award Scholarship, VanderCook College of Music, 2014

Academic Award Scholarship, VanderCook College of Music, 2014

Member Elect, Percussive Arts Society All Star Collegiate Percussion Ensemble, 2010


World Percussion Specialist  (2016-2020)
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools 
Whites Creek High School
Haynes Middle School

Assistant Band Director  (2016-2020)
Haynes Middle School
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

Adjunct Instructor (2017-Present)
World Percussion for the Classroom
VanderCook College of Music

Owner and Operator  (2012- 2016)
ZJH Percussion, After-School Percussion Program
Chicago, Illinois

Student Teacher  (2016)
Lane Technical College Preparatory High School – Chicago, IL

Student Teacher (2016)
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School – Chicago, IL

Workshop Educator (2014)
Teacher Professional Development
McNair Elementary School, LEARN Charter Network
Music Institute of Chicago, Sponsor – Chicago, IL

In School Music Residency  (2013-2015)
Walker Elementary School – Evanston, IL
Brazilian Music Residency

Touring Artist Performer in Schools (2012-2015)
Urban Gateways – Chicago, IL
Afro-Cuban workshops

After-School Percussion Instructor (2012-2015)
America Scores
Chicago Public Schools

Director, World Percussion Ensemble & Drumline (2012-2014)
Columbia College Chicago Community Arts Partnership – Chicago, IL
Chicago Public Schools

Visiting Clinician (2008-2009)
Columbia College Chicago – Chicago, IL
Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Clinics

Clinician (2007)
Jim Lee Fine Arts Camp – Flint, MI
Conga techniques and rhythms clinic

Teaching Assistant, Musician (2007)
The Steelheads, Flint School District – Flint, MI
Steel Pans, Caribbean styles including (Cuba, Tobago, and Jamaica)

Teaching Assistant (2005-2012)
Mott Middle College – Flint, MI
Genesee Intermediate School District

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