Although I love teaching and giving back to younger generations of musicians, I have a strong passion for performing as well. I have an extensive performance background in jazz, classical, and popular music. My performance experience includes sessions with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the classic 60's rock band The Buckinghams, California Transit Authority featuring Chicago founding member & original drummer/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Danny Seraphine & Grammy Award Winner/Chicago alum Bill Champlain, Motown legend & Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Chicago's own Blooze Brothers Band, & the House Band at Buddy Guy's Legends. I have shared the stage with many notable classic rock bands, including the Ides of March, the Shadows of Knight, New Colony Six, and the Cryan' Shames. In addition I freelance and sub with various jazz, rock, & blues bands in and around Chicago.
I am currently on staff at Komarek School in North Riverside where I instruct all instrumental music courses and ensembles. In addition to teaching at Komarek, I also currently serve as adjunct professor of saxophone at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. My duties at Benedictine include teaching applied saxophone lessons to music majors and minors, establishing a curriculum for the saxophone studio, and preparing students for their final playing examinations each semester. I am active as a saxophone clinician and adjudicator throughout the Chicago land area. I currently maintain a private studio for young saxophonists in Westmont; my teachings focus on fundamentals, tone, expression, and on developing proficient technique thru the study of classical and jazz literature. I am currently sponsored by Conn-Selmer, Inc. as an Artist-Endorser, and I am proud to perform on and endorse Selmer saxophones.