Soli Deo Gloria
Merissa began playing the trombone in 6th grade. In high school, she was 1st Chair Trombone in Symphonic Band, Lead in Jazz Ensemble, and a Co-Section Leader in Marching Band. In addition, she played for 2 years in the Santa Clara County Honor Band.
Currently, she serves as Lead Trombone in West Valley College Jazz Ensemble, 1st Chair in West Valley College Symphonic Band, and a participant in the San José State University trombone choir.
In addition to teaching private lessons, she assists in running a student brass quintet.