Berklee College graduate with 30+ years professional playing experience.
Private lessons in jazz piano, improvisation, harmony for students ages 14 and up. Based in the jazz approach to learning, these lessons are applicable to any style of music.
Who will benefit from these lessons?
Intermediate to advanced piano students, and jazz piano enthusiasts
Musicians involved in playing and teaching Religious/Sacred Music
Professional Instrumentalists (non-pianists)
What types of goals can be accomplished with these lessons?
Playing, Improvising, Repertoire & Styles
Improvisation and harmony in various styles of music
Playing in a variety of styles without sheet music vs. ‘classical-only-all-written-music’ lessons
Playing a set of Christmas carols, Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel or show tunes just for FUN!Writing, arranging, leading musical groups
Write your own music or arrangements for auditions and gigs
Learn to accompany yourself on the piano
Learn chords, scales, harmony & jazz theory
Musical tools for versatility leading & playing with professional musicians Teaching Approaches and New Opportunities
Draw from principles learned in jazz to playing, improvising, writing, and teaching
Enhance classical playing by integrating principles learned in jazz
Add a simplified, organic approach to teaching methods, to reach more students
Put away the sheet music, playing and teaching from a different kind of ‘memory’
Expand your offerings, teaching a wider range of musical styles
Use the study of jazz piano, to develop within any style of playingCollege prep for future music majors
Playing professionally as a solo pianist, or accompanist