Musicians all around the world are struggling with loss of income due to the inability to perform live concerts with audiences. While I am fortunate to still have a steady income I know all too well what feels like to be hung out to dry having gone through a 14-week lockout in summer 2019. I remain grateful for so many colleagues who stepped up to help us in our time of need so am giving back by donating to musicians' relief funds and also raising money through lessons and masterclasses.

Until the pandemic abates I will be donating at least half of all income from lessons and masterclasses to relief funds. I am also offering discounted rates due to the circumstances. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity to help our fellow musicians, please use the contact form to get in touch. Below is a partial list of funds I have donated to that are among the options for you to support. Click on the links below to explore more and if your relief fund is not listed here please contact me so I can add it!

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Musicians' Fund

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Musician Relief Fund

Nashville Symphony Musicians Financial Aid Fund

Musicians of the Knoxville Symphony Furlough Relief Fund

Musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

San Francisco Opera Orchestra: Music Will Never Stop

Greater Cincinnati Artist Relief Fund

MusiCares COVID-19 Relief

New York City Musicians' Local 802 Emergency Relief Fund

Philadelphia Musicians Relief Fund

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