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Teacher bio

Teacher bio

I'm excited to begin my ninth year at Miller Creek Middle School (and my 22nd year of teaching!). I teach choir at the middle school, general music and choral music at the district's elementary schools, direct the after-school Elementary Honor Choir and Miller Creek Pop Choir, and am the music director for the MCMS spring musical.

I studied music education at the University of Miami with concentrations in voice and choral conducting, and I've previously taught in San Diego County, Miami-Dade County, Beverly Hills Unified, and Los Angeles Unified. As a professional musician I've conducted community and professional choirs, performed extensively as a tenor, and played piano for indie rock bands with national album releases. My musical interests include classical music, rock, and experimental music. I live in East Oakland, and in my free time I enjoy bicycling, reading, writing music, exploring the East Bay, and playing accordion.