How’d you end up at Music Masters?
I have had a range of music teaching experience, including teaching private voice and piano and tutoring for music theory classes. I wanted to join a team at music school with a supportive and inclusive atmosphere like Music Masters.
What sparked your passion for music?
Music has been a constant in my life. I started with Suzuki violin training at age 3, simply because I wanted to be like my older sister. Violin didn’t last very long, and I soon turned to singing and dancing. My big “aha!” moment was at age 11, when my parents took me to see a touring production of Billy Elliot.
How’d your music go from there?
At my request, my parents enrolled me in piano and voice lessons when I was 11. I also began auditioning for musicals in the community and at school. While studying at Pomona College, I trained in classical voice and started composing music. Upon graduation, I moved to Tel Aviv for half a year, where I interned at a record label, busked with my ukulele, and had the unexpected honor of singing at the home of Israeli President Herzog. Then I returned to my hometown of Eugene, where I’ve been fortunate enough to find work as a teacher, performer, and creative.
Who would you most wanna jam with?
Stephen Sondheim, Ella & Louis, or Sir Elton John.
What do you express through your music?
For me, music is an emotional and intellectual outlet. Ultimately, I want to express my point of view.
Your message to aspiring artists?
There will be many people who tell you it’s hard, silly, or impractical, but those people don’t understand that you don’t have to “make it” or achieve fame to be an artist. If you create and share art, I consider you an artist.