Spotted in Manila, 2014


Over the last few years, I have been involved with several teaching projects throughout the world. To learn more about each project, click on the links below.

Currently, I teach 2nd grade at PS 11 in Manhattan as a Morse Teaching Artist Fellow. I am also a Gluck Community Service Fellow, performing regularly at health care facilities throughout New York City. This is all done through the Juilliard Office of Educational Outreach.

I am looking forward to returning to the Philippines this July as a teacher with Project Philippines and our partner organization, Artists Striving to End Poverty. This will be my 2nd time working with this project after my first time in 2012. Our team of 8 artists will work in Samar, Manila, and Makiling, teaching music, dance, theater, and visual arts. 

I planned a 3-week long trip to Kenya for summer 2013 where I along with 4 other woodwind players offered free performances and classes in Nairobi. We specifically focused on the Barbara Jasinska Rise and Shine Academy, where we offered daily classes to almost 150 students who don't usually study music. This new project is called Trade Winds in Kenya.

In March 2012, I joined the Juilliard NewOrleans Service Project team on a week-long trip to Louisiana. During the days, we volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, doing construction work to restore houses destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. We spent the afternoons teaching arts classes at the Y. 

I initially became interested in outreach in the summer of 2011 when I travelled to Antigua, Guatemala as a member of Rayos de Cancion, a group of 5 other students from The Juilliard School. During a 10-day residency, we volunteered at Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro, a hospital in Antigua. We offered daily interactive performances in the children's ward of the hospital. 

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