"I feel comfortable playing virtually any style and I will show you the way to musical confidence.
I try to bring the best aspects of my learning experiences to my students, so I can help them to avoid the pitfalls that I have observed.
I am serious and goal oriented, but that doesn't mean we won't share laughter as we work. I am lighthearted and like to make my lessons fun, so that my students look forward to our time together.
I enjoy breaking down my student's favorite songs, but am always willing to share new music to inspire and encourage."
TJ has always had an inclination for music. He began with Clarinet in 1996. He performed with the Poway Community Symphony Orchestra.
His success with clarinet and his musical curiosity drove him to explore the piano in 1997. Then things really began to connect.
TJ studied Music Theory, Jazz Theory, and performance studies on the clarinet at Grossmont College. His efforts did not go unrecognized, as he soon took on a tutoring position for music theory at the college.
As TJ continued to perform, now with Grossmont Symphony Orchestra, he also began composing music with all that he had leanred.
In 2005, TJ dedicated himself to teaching seriously. He has helped many to begin and further their knowledge of music, clarinet, and piano.
TJ stays active musically. He continues to study and improve, as well as perform with various musical projects. Metatonic and Audio Junkyard are two of his recent projects.
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Blues, Rock, Country, R&B, Fusion, Funk, Electronica, Movie Score
Ear Training, Reading Music, Composition, Music Theory, Performance
Roland, Yamaha, and Behringer.
Locations I Teach
San Diego, 4S Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Peñaquitos, Del Sur, La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee, SDSU, Spring Valley, Del Cerro, San Carlos, Clairemont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, Lemongrove, Mira Mesa, MIramar, Tierra Santa, Encinitas, San Marcos, Carmel Valley, Del Mar
Claude Debussy, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Leon Russell, The Beatles, Dream Theater, and Disney scores.