Lesson Feesfrom $30.00 / 30 Minutes
Originally from San Diego, California, Charles Weller has worked extensively over the years as a performer, composer and educator. Upon completing his undergraduate degree in Boston, Weller moved back to California and began collaborating with some of the top musicians in the area. During this time, he had the opportunity to work with such jazz artists as Charles McPherson, Gilbert Castellanos, Mike Wofford, Peter Sprague, Sinne Eeeg, Kamau Kenyatta, Rob Whitlock and many others. He also served as jazz faculty member for both San Diego State University and Cal State San Marcos. Weller has studied drums and percussion with such greats as Terri Lyne Carrington, Bob Moses, Billy Hart, Casey Scheuerell, Mark Walker, Chad Wackerman, Jerry Leake, and others. He currently resides in Boston, and is a faculty member for both the New England Conservatory Jazz Prep and Continuing Ed departments, where he teaches private lessons, ensembles, and jazz ear training. Weller holds a B.M. from Berklee College of Music, and an M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Learning music should be fun! I have been helping students of all ages and skill levels experience the joy of making music for over 15 years. I am a firm believer in the power of positive reinforcement, as well as a comfortable and constructive learning environment!
As an educator, I have served on the faculty for the following establishments:
-New England Conservatory of Music, Jazz Faculty (Prep and CE departments) 2019-Current
-Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Jazz Faculty
-San Diego State University, Studio Artist Teacher on Drum Set
-Cal State University, San Marcos, Studio Artist Teacher on Drum Set and Jazz Piano