Welcome to my updated site! This is where I'll share ideas about teaching and playing jazz through the philosophy of "No rules, no fear," as well as any other deep thoughts I feel like sharing. Feel free to chat back!


When I talk to my fellow music educators, I ask the following questions:


  • What rules about jazz are you looking for permission to break?
  • What rules must we keep for it to still be considered jazz?
  • What is your biggest fear about teaching jazz?
  • What is your biggest fear about playing jazz yourself?


This website grew out of those conversations. I don't claim to have all the answers, but I can share some of my story and some ideas that have helped me navigate those rules and overcome some of the fears.

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