Jazz Education is a significant and very meaningful part of my life. I enjoy helping and encouraging musicians of all ages as they develop their individual and ensemble skills...sharing my experiences with them, and passing along the insights and jazz wisdom that have been so generously given to me during my professional career. Ultimately, its all about inspiring and motivating students to become the best musicians and people they can be.

My CV includes:

  • 2015-present: Adjunct Faculty at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, teaching individual Jazz Piano lessons.

    • New position Fall 2016: Adjunct Faculty at SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. Responsible for teaching individual Jazz Piano lessons and Class Piano-Jazz and Improvisation.

      • 2010-present: Adjunct Faculty at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Responsible for teaching individual Jazz Piano lessons, a lecture/lab course in Jazz Improvisation, a lecture course in Jazz History, and Music Appreciation-a survey course for non-majors.


      • 30 years experience as a full-time professional jazz musician 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.

      I'm currently available for:
      • Clinics and workshops at colleges and high schools.

      • Performance as a guest artist with college and high school jazz ensembles.

      • Online teaching via Skype for private lessons in jazz piano, and for lessons in improvisation for all instruments. Please contact me for scheduling.
      LESSONS ONLINE VIA SKYPE

      Price list for one-hour lessons: $80 or $225/three.
      Student rates: $70 or $195/three.

      • Your first lesson includes a complimentary extra 15 minutes for evaluation and getting acquainted.
      • All prices include sheet music or other teaching materials in .pdf format.
      • I'll email these materials to you as needed, after the lesson is over.
      • Payments made via PayPal and lesson arranged at a mutually agreed upon time.
      ORDER LESSONS STUDENT RATES
      SINGLE LESSON - $80

      GROUP OF 3 LESSONS - $225
      STUDENT LESSON RATE - $70

      GROUP OF 3 LESSONS - $195
      TESTIMONIALS

      "The content, proportion, and flow of your presentation was masterful. Your ability to articulate verbally what you are doing musically is valuable to us all. The several students who played with you will likely never forget the experience."
      Tim Savage, Canton High School, Canton, NY

      "You were a HUGE hit with the Union-Endicott kids! ...you had a nice, easy rapport...I thank you for coming here and working with my school."
      Shari Rivenburg, Union Endicott High School, Endicott, NY

      "I wanted to thank you for a wonderful learning experience, you gave us a lot to experience and practice."

      "It was awesome having you as an instructor. You are inspiring, and I can tell that music is an integral part of your being."

      Improvisation students at Dutchess Community College

      "I was most impressed by his lecture/presentation to our students on jazz improvisation and musical communication on small jazz ensembles. His presentation was effective, well-organized and interactive with the students."
      Aubrey Tucker, DMA, Houston Community College

      "Just wanted to say thank you for the great lesson, and what we talked about is already being used in my jazz playing."
      "I really enjoyed my lesson...thank you for the PDFs and I'll be sure to practice them in all keys."
      "Thanks so much for the PDFs. I enjoyed our time together and felt that I had learned some new things that I can put to use right away."

      Piano students, Spring 2011
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