Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
Teaching music and piano to others is important to me, and I work regularly
with a number of keyboard students at my studio in the south Park Slope
neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The studio is equipped with a German
grand piano, a fender rhodes, and other keyboards for playing duets.
Lessons may be archived via audio/video for future reference.
Although creative jazz improvisation and composition are my focus, I also
teach beginning and intermediate levels of classical piano. Students may also
study blues, rock, and New Orleans style piano playing, music theory, jazz
keyboard theory, ear training, transcription and orchestration.
Areas of study for more advanced players may include sound and tone
production, rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic development, voice leading,
compositional forms, arranging, development of velocity, harmonizing
standards and original music, developing a fearless musical aesthetic, open
improvisation, expanding the timbral palette, and the art of creative
Since 1991 I have taught as a visiting artist at many fine colleges and
universities, including the Eastman School of Music, New York University, Cal
State Los Angeles, the University of Nevada at Reno, Ithaca College, Williams
College, Saddleback College, California Institute of the Arts and the University
of Missouri at St. Louis. I have also taught privately throughout the years,
working with students from the ages of 8 to 80.
Friends & families may study with me in a group lesson format, and parents
are always welcome to attend lessons with their children.
Please e-mail me for further information, including rates and available lesson
times. My studio is located within easy walking distance to the R, M, F & G