Jarrett Gilgore

Saxophone, Clarinet
Featured Teacher on Lessonface Since March 2020


Hello! I am a multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, and teacher.  I received my Bachelors in Music from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in Jazz Saxophone Performance. I studied with the great Gary Thomas and Michael Formanek.

I perform throughout the world with jazz groups and indie bands and do a lot of recording work.  I am based in Baltimore, Maryland where I teach private lessons and classes in Baltimore City Public Schools. 

I teach about 15-20 lessons privately every week. Ages range from 9 - 45. I teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced saxophonists and clarinetists. 

Some notable performances over the past couple years:

-Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)
-Luce Foundation at Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC)
-Meyerhof Symphony Hall (Baltimore, MD)
-Duke University  (Durham, NC)
-Le Poisson Rouge (New York, NY)
-Bucareli 69 (Mexico City, Mexico)
-Savannah Music Festival (Savannah, GA)
-Discover Jazz Festival (Burlington, VT)
-Casa Del Popolo (Montreal, QC)
-Zaal 100 (Amsterdam, NL)
-Huichica Festival (Pine Plains, NY)

I foster the ability of my students with methods that consider the needs of each student individually. The content covered in the lessons is always chosen for a practical musical application, with an emphasis on feeling, enjoying, understanding, and loving music.

I draw my curriculum from a wide variety of musical genres and styles, guiding students through a gradual progression of materials that increase in difficulty and simultaneously incorporate earlier techniques. I focus on many aspects of saxophone/clarinet and music, including technique, note reading and comprehension, rhythmic development, music theory, ear training, improvisation, composition, musical interpretation, and performance.

B.M. Jazz Performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (2015) Currently teaching for Orchkids, Baltimore ( https://www.bsomusic.org/education-community/young-musicians/orchkids.aspx ) Music and Arts Center (Timonium, MD)

For beginners (kids/teens)
Essential Elements books

For beginners (adults)
Rubank Method

For beginner/intermediate saxophonists:
25 Daily Excercises for the Saxophone (H Klose)

For intermediate clarinetists:
32 Etudes for Clarinet (C Rose)

For jazz saxophonists:
Patterns for Jazz (Jerry Coker)
Jamey Abersold books/cds
Charlie Parker Omnibook
Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns (Yusef Lateef)
Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns (Nicolas Slonimsky)


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