Lesson Feesfrom $25.00 / 30 Minutes
I earned my Bachelors in Music Education 1979. Played professionally with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Broadways Hit Beatlemania National Tour, Pearl Bailey, Mel Lewis, Rosemary Clooney and Mel Torme' to just name a few great entertainers. I reside in Southwest Florida where I continue to play with many local bands, teach private lessons and with the Gulf Coast Homeschool Fine Arts program. My love for for music, Classical, Pop, Jazz, Big Band, Funk, R&B, and Improvisation has driven me since high school. I thrive on teaching students the essential basics and skills to prepare them for music as a career or hobby, their preference.
My style is upbeat and engaging, students should enjoy the lessons yet the emphasis builds off the basics of each instrument, Sax, Flute or Clarinet. I go beyond the study exercises and dive into the musical expression and style of many Genre's.
BA Music Education, Member of Local Jazz Society’s
Beginners Start with Essential Elements for Band and generally continue studies with the Essential Elements series, along with supplemental methods method materials.
Emphasis is on sound and intonation at all levels for all students. Developing correct breathing and embouchure, results in a full sound and good intonation follows and playing becomes more fun for novice students and puts more serious students on their way to great performances regardless of their level and ultimate goals.
Improvisation Jazz study. Ear training is where it begins. Recognizing basic chord and scale structures starting with the blues is essential.