Music Teacher; New York City Department of Education, Bronx Compass High School September 2018 – present, Bronx, NY Work at this urban public high school includes: • Design and implementation of a culturally-relevant music composition and keyboarding course for general education high school students, • Technology-centered instruction to facilitate and scaffold music learning and creation for first-year music students, • Increase student understanding of musical, cultural and historical context through listening, reading and discussion of current artists and music journalism.
Adjunct professor; New York University September 2018 – present, New York, NY I teach the music education course, Strings Practicum, at NYU Steinhardt. Through workshop and peer-teaching activities, each future music educator experiences the learning and teaching of high and low orchestral string instruments. Rehearsing as a complete orchestra, participants also perform, lesson plan, and peer-teach/conduct typical first-year orchestral repertoire.
Director, Instrumental Music; Xavier High School August 2007 – June 2017, New York, NY Work at this 160-year-old Jesuit college-preparatory school includes: • Direct all ensembles and manage all academic and budgetary aspects of an all-jazz music program, • Design and implementation of a comprehensive four-year jazz repertoire-based course sequence, • Implementation of an audio production curriculum and studio facility created within four years and within the regular annual instrumental music budget and capital expenditure allocations, • Introduction of "flipped classroom" learning using instructional videos and entirely self-produced music-minus-one-style play-along recordings for student learning beyond the classroom, • Increased student enrollment, participation, ownership, motivation, and accountability through audio and video recording projects distributed online and in CD format.
Lecturer (1999-2001), teaching assistant (1996-99); University of Miami, Frost School of Music August 1996 – May 2001, Coral Gables, FL
I taught studio electric and upright bass, jazz ensembles and jazz history courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Adjunct professor; Miami Dade College August 1996 – June 2000 Miami, FL While attending the doctoral program at University of Miami full-time, I taught several contact hours each week at the New World-Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College (then Miami Dade Community College). Courses taught were studio electric bass, jazz ensembles and jazz history courses at the undergraduate level.