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University of Connecticut
New England Conservatory of Music; Boston, MA (Master's)
University of Miami (Graduate Coursework)
I'm a saxophonist/composer who also plays clarinet/flute/piano. I've toured the world multiple time with Warner Bros. artist Michael Buble as well as with a number of jazz acts. I've played on Broadway and most late night television shows throughout the world. I've been teaching for over 20 years in all sorts of capacities including: college, high school clinics, elementary school general band, and private instruction to ages 8 through 60. I've developed a style of teaching that works on the technical aspects of playing an instrument as much as the mental aspects needed to concentrate on becoming an effective musician. I am currently pursuing a doctorate degree at the University of Miami as well as teaching at Barry University. I have used Skype to teach as well and have found tremendous success with it.
I also focus on teaching improvisation to instrumentalist who do not play jazz but would like to learn how to improvise in their respective style of music. I have had very successful students of all disciplines while I lived in NYC and hope to continue that trend here in Florida. I'm a saxophonist/composer who also plays clarinet/flute/piano. I've toured the world multiple time with Warner Bros. artist Michael Buble as well as with a number of jazz
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I have written full length pieces for my co-lead debut CD. I was arranger for Michael Buble for 6 years for all adaptations for touring band. I have taken composition classes and private instruction at both New England Conservatory and University of Miami. My compositions have been recorded by other artists such as bassist Emanuel Vaughn-Lee, Lightbulb, Damon Grant Project.
I have taught jazz ear training at University of Miami. I have been teaching jazz privately for 22 years and ear training is an essential component. I have transcribed 100's of jazz solos (of which I can furnish a sample upon request).
I currently play all saxophones, clarinet, flute, trumpet, piano, and drum set. I am finishing a doctoral degree in jazz performance and hold a bachelors in music as well as a masters in jazz performance from New England Conservatory
I am currently finishing a doctorate in music at University of Miami.
I have been teaching saxophone for 22 years privately. I recently completed three years as the doctoral TA at University of Miami on saxophone. I have toured the world 3 times with Warner Brother's recording artist Michael Buble.
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