Jack Schabert

Piano, Classical Piano, Jazz Piano, New Age Piano, Piano Composition, Gospel Piano, Pop Piano, Rock Piano, Boogie Woogie Piano, Keyboard, Blues Piano, Melodica, Worship Piano, Drums, Marimba, Snare Drum, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Percussion


Jack Schabert is a Twin Cities based drummer, composer, and educator. He performs professionally around the metro area with various jazz groups, and is an Instructor of Percussion, Piano, Drum Set, and Jazz Studies at Opus Music Academy. Jack is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Jack leads professional jazz ensembles in the Twin Cities,  and has performed over three hundred shows over the last few years. His compositions for Jazz Orchestra have been performed by high school, college, and professional big bands in Minnesota. He is a member of the Twin Cities Jazz Composer’s Workshop, and is currently serving a term on the Board of Directors of the MetroNOME Foundation. He books and arranges youth jazz performances for MetroNOME' Brewery’s Next Generation Jazz Series. 

His group, the Blue Ox Jazz Trio, is consistently upholding a busy performance schedule, performing at restaurants, clubs, weddings, private events, and countless retirement homes every year. They also perform at the Twin Cities Saturday Night Jazz Series at KJ’s Hideaway, and at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. Jack has performed with international jazz artists Steve Wilson, Melissa Aldana, Danilo Perez, and 9 time Grammy Award winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.  

I believe in a combination of providing students with a clear path forward, and letting them choose their path based on their interests. My hope is that my students walk away with not only musical proficiency, but also self discipline, self improvement skills, and an outlet for creativity. 

Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education

Educator's License: Minnesota Department of Education

Student texts chosen based on needs. Beginner-intermediate piano students typically use the Faber method series.

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