Teaching experience and philosophy
I believe that students learn best by doing. To that end, I provide a variety of hands-on, practical experiences in the classroom (listen to me talk about drum machines in aural skills pedagogy on KUOW). These range from writing album reviews, or resumes and cover letters for composers, to bringing my bass, turntables, or other instruments into the lesson. Encouraging students to explore requires a safe learning environment, which I work hard to cultivate.
COURSES I'VE TAUGHT
Learn about classes that I've developed and taught at the University of Washington and Texas Tech University.
uwt profile about my rap class
Read a profile of my rap class that appeared on the University of Washington Tacoma's website.
Read my teaching philosophy in full.