1. What instrument/s do you teach?:
I teach flute, piano and guitar.
2. How old were you when you started playing?:
I started playing piano when I was 6, I started playing flute and guitar around 12 years old.
3. What’s the most rewarding thing about being a music teacher?:
I think the most rewarding thing about teaching music is watching a child finally understand something he or she has been struggling with and also seeing students learn a difficult song and seeing them light up at that accomplishment.
4. What’s the most challenging thing about being a music teacher?:
The most challenging thing, to me, about teaching music is being able to explain music in more than one way (I.e. musical terms and reading music) in order to teach different types of learners.
5. If you were not a musician, what other occupation would you have chosen?:
I would probably be a graphic designer if I wasn’t a musician.
6. What is your favorite genre of music, and why?:
I really love oldies/ rock music. My dad used to play these CD’s on road trips called “Jeff’s Best” and it was basically a compilation of all of the best 80’s hits and I’ve loved them ever since but I do try to have an appreciation for all genres of music.
7. Your hobby:
I really love to read in my free time
8. Favorite food:
I love Sushi and Japanese food I would eat it every day if my wife would let me.
9. Share one fun fact about yourself:
One fun fact about myself is that I am a huge dog lover- my friends and family call me the dog whisperer- I have 2 rescue dogs, one named Tiger because his fur looks like a Tiger then I have a little white beagle named Grayson. I was nicknamed the dog whisperer because my littlest dog Grayson has a lot of anxiety and nervousness and he will only stay calm if I am there with him and my other dog Tiger hardly ever leaves my side.