I am happy to be the Orchestra Teacher at both Grosse Pointe South High School and Grosse Pointe Pierce Middle School. I began my teaching career in the Grosse Pointe Public Schools in 2000 and I have been teaching Orchestra at South High School since 2004. During high school I was fortunate to graduate from the Interlochen Arts Academy. After which, I earned a double Bachelor's degree in Music Education and Viola Performance from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting from Wayne State University. During college, I participated in the Schleswig – Holstein Musik Festival in Salzau, Germany where I studied with members of the Berlin Philharmonic and Munich Philharmonic. Past summers have been spent teaching at All-State @ Interlochen, the American String Workshop in Ann Arbor, the GPPS Music Festival, and the MASTA Junior High String Camp. I reside in Grosse Pointe Farms with my wife Carolyn and our three children: Eliana, Danny, and Nolan.