About me

I am an accomplished composer 🏆 and music educator hailing from San Francisco, California, with a diverse background in both music and web development. My focus is on creating alternative, intuitive, and accessible notational styles 🎶 that inspire artists from all backgrounds to broaden their musical horizons. As a dedicated and collaborative team player, I am committed to producing high-quality results in every endeavor, and I take pride in my strong work ethic and quick learning abilities.


Doctor of Musical Arts - Composition

University of California, Santa Cruz


Master of Arts - Composition

San Francisco State University


Bachelor of Music - Composition

San Francisco State University Summa Cum Laude Presser Scholar



Artistic Production Manager

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players

As Artistic Production Manager, I am responsible for facilitating performance related logistics: venue procurement, instrument rentals, performer outreach, and season planning amongst other situational tasks.

Jan. 2022 - Present

Social Media Intern


As Social Media Intern, I am responsible for web development and maintenance of the ensemble's website. In addition, I also partake in coordinating e-mail blasts and social media advertisements for seasonal concerts.

Dec. 2021 - Present

Private Music Instruction

Forrest Balman's Music Studio

I have taught a wide gamut of students ranging in skill levels and ages. My 'fundamentals first' approach has gained me recognition in San Francisco as I was named one of San Francisco's Top 10 Music Instructors by Thumbtack.com.

May. 2012 - Present

Student Teaching Assistant

San Francisco State University

I have co-lectured, planned lessons, graded assignments, and tutored 15 different undergraduate level music theory and musicianship classes over two years my two years of graduate study.

Aug. 2019 - Jan. 2021

Personal/Small Group Music Instructor

Myriad Music School & Dance Academy

I was a long-term substitute guitar instructor. Student ages ranged from 5 to 15. I taught a balanced mix of students in both individual and small 'Guitar Teams,' consisting of 3 or 4 children.

Mar. 2018 - Sep. 2018


Music instruction


Studio Guitar




Concert Production

Video Editting