Private Lessons / Teaching
I offer private lessons on saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano, and have been teaching privately since 1996. I also teach lessons on composition and jazz improvisation which can be applied to any instrument. Throughout my years of teaching I have worked with people of all ages and abilities, from the beginner just getting started, to the advanced player who simply wants some new ideas.
I offer private lessons both in person at my studio in Tacoma and online.
If you are interested in private lessons or would like more information, you can reach me here:
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The Tacoma School Of The Arts:
Since 2002 I have taught as an artist in residence at The Tacoma School of the Arts. I work with the Jazz Improvisation class which focuses on learning how to solo by studying and applying different musical concepts. Throughout the course of each semester we cover many topics related to developing a good solo, such as:
Music theory, scales/chords, digital patterns, guide tone lines, phrasing, transcribing, the blues, how to listen critically, melodic embellishment, and numerous other musical concepts that apply to soloing.
The class is broken into small groups where the students have the opportunity to try out the concepts they’ve learned in class, as well as practice playing with a group and developing good time feel, balance, and listening skills.
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