WHAT I REALLY APPRECIATE ABOUT MIMA
is that it holds space for expression in which each individual's experience is brought to bear on a collaboration in a way that makes it truly their own while seamlessly incorporating that perspective into the fabric of the whole. The MIMA method may become what the students need and want it to be. I would say this is also true for teaching artists who bring myriad expertise to the table. MIMA is alive and constantly evolving because of this confluence of energies.
I graduated from the Boyer College of Music at Temple University in 2011 where he earned a BA in classical guitar performance. I taught guitar and chamber music with the Al Kamandjati Association in Ramallah, Palestine, a youth music school whose primary mission is to bring music lessons to the young residents of the UNRWA refugee camps in the occupied West Bank. I’m an active composer and performer. In 2017, I released a self titled LP of original guitar compositions and, more recently, I worked with Charlottesville's New Boss and singer/songwriter Ned Oldham.