Jazz Education has become a very meaningful part of my life. I enjoy working with and encouraging musicians of all ages as they develop their individual and ensemble skills…sharing my experiences, and passing along the insights and jazz wisdom that have been so generously given to me during my musical career. My goal is to inspire and motivate my students to become the best musicians and best people they can be.
My CV includes:
- 2015-present: Faculty at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Jazz Piano lessons.
- Fall 2016-Fall 2019: Faculty at SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY: Jazz Piano lessons and Class Piano-Jazz, Jazz History and Improvisation.
- 2010-2022: Faculty at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY: Jazz Piano lessons, Jazz Improvisation-a lecture/lab course, Jazz History, and Music Appreciation-a survey course for non-majors.
- 41 years experience as a full-time professional jazz musician, mostly based in New York City, performing, touring, and recording.
- Appearances at colleges and universities across the USA as a guest artist, and for masterclasses and performances.
- MA in Jazz Performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in NYC. BS in Musical Studies from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, in Potsdam, NY.
Please contact me for:
- Clinics and workshops at colleges and high schools.
- Performance as a guest artist with college and high school jazz ensembles.
- Online teaching via Zoom for private lessons in jazz piano, and for lessons in improvisation for all instruments. Payment through Venmo or Paypal. Please contact me at [email protected] for prices and scheduling.