• My students often ask me what my favorite pieces of music are. On this page, I thought it would be cool to share some of my very favorite music from all different styles. Enjoy! I hope that my favorites may become yours, too!

  • Here Comes the Sun, by the Beatles' Lead Guitarist, George Harrison, is by far one of my favorite songs to sing and play! So much so, that my third graders at Strathmore performed this song on their concert last year. This is an amazing song to lift your spirits when you're feeling low.

  • My Favorite instrument has always been the saxophone! As a kid in school, I was a trombone player first, but was inspired to begin learning the sax after hearing this increadible Jazz tune called "Harlem Nocturne." This was not only the song that made me want to play the saxophone, it was also the first piece I ever performed on sax; back when I was in the 8th grade! Harlem Nocturne is very special to me, and I still love to perform it to this day!  

  • The calm and beautiful "Clair De Lune" by the great French Classical Composer, Claude Debussy

  • Frederic Chopin, one of the greatest piano composers of all time, called this piece his most beautiful melody. He said that he was never again able to find such a beautiful sound in his writing.

  • The "Cyberbird Concerto", by Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu, is a piece for saxophone and symphony orchestra. A concerto is a style of Classical music which has a soloist and other musicians playing together.  This is my very favorite piece to play on saxophone! 

  • "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is a timeless song performed by the legendary rock duo, Simon and Garfunkel.

  • Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular and talented singers in the world of Jazz and Pop music.  One of the bands I perform with plays the music of Sinatra

    This song, the Summer Wind, is very special for my family and I, especially because my dad introduced us to Frank Sinatra growing up. When my older sister was married, she chose this song to be her father/ daughter dance! Enjoy! 

Last Modified on February 8, 2019