As choir director at the Music Center of the Northwest, I am not a music teacher in the traditional sense; I do not teach regular music lessons. I do, however, have many opportunities to help our students learn important aspects of musical performance. I help our choristers better understand choral singing, and singing in general. Every chorale rehearsal includes lessons in more efficient choral and vocal technique, context and background of choral literature, and expressing the meaningfulness of vocal lyrics.
I like to think that all of the students I work with can benefit from my experience. Making music brings me great joy and gives more meaning to life. I want show our students the way to the same joy and meaningfulness.