With more than twelve years of experience as a music educator, Myranda has taught musicians at all ages and levels of experience—from beginners with no prior experience to intermediate and advanced students. As an avid percussion performer and ethnomusicologist, Myranda brings a unique combination of insights about percussion techniques, cultural contexts, and music styles to her teaching. She regularly leads educational music workshops, percussion clinics, and guest lectures in the Central Texas area.
Myranda believes that we are all born with innate musical and rhythmic sensibilities and that everyone can experience the greater benefits that music has to offer through rhythm and drumming. Audiences love the engaging and interactive nature of her lessons, workshops, lectures, and clinics and her flexible teaching style that adapts to the needs of diverse age groups, abilities, and levels of experience. If you’d like to schedule Myranda to speak at your school, nonprofit organization, conference, or event, please contact her through this form.
“Myranda has brought a valuable dimension to our program. She has knowledge and expertise in world music and has exposed our students to music a various ethnicities, as well as to musical instruments that are not common in our American culture…thus broadening their musical experiences.”
“Myranda reignited my deep desire to learn to play, and to become proficient on musical instruments. She encouraged me to learn to read music and taught me various rhythms on darbuka. Because of her teaching and mentoring, I am enjoying learning about ethnomusicology and becoming a much more proficient percussion player.”
“Myranda is an accomplished percussionist and a FABULOUS teacher. I started taking lessons with her as a complete beginner and non-musician. Myranda taught me basic rhythms and techniques and inspired me with more complex rhythms. She is fun to learn from, full of encouragement, and good at using different teaching methods to help you learn.”
“Myranda is a wonderful, patient and knowledgeable instructor. She has a vast knowledge of different music genres and a great grasp of different percussion instruments. Her classes are fun and very engaging…I benefitted immensely after just a few lessons with her. I highly recommend her for all different age groups.”
“Myranda is an extremely talented and proficient percussionist…[she] is a kind, encouraging, patient teacher and encouraging mentor with excellent communication and pedagogical skills.”