Specialized Instruction

JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE  •   POP VOCAL ENSEMBLE  •   PRIVATE VOCAL LESSONS  •   PRIVATE BEGINNING PIANO  •   SONGWRITING

Upcoming Events
  1. Amanda @ McCoy Stadium with James Montgomery & Friends

    September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  2. Holiday Pops with the Melrose Symphony Orchestra

    December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Holiday Pops with the Melrose Symphony Orchestra

    December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Teaching Strengths:
Over 35 years as professional working musician, thus real world application and example; Currently performing and active in career; Cultivating student interest and engagement; Implementing creative solutions & flexibility; Energy and empowerment; Versatility & experience.

Approach:
Bringing ‘real life’ application and musical sensibilities to singers, specializing in Jazz and Rock/Pop and focusing on recording studio and ‘live’ performance technique.

Formal Education:
University of Lowell  1980-1982
South Shore Conservatory of Music    1970-1976  (private piano instruction)
Berklee College: (private piano/harmony instruction, Ray Santisi)

Private Lesson Instruction: 
Taught privately for 5 years @ Original Music Studios, located in Braintree/Hanover.  Developed and taught curriculum including comprehensive vocal technique, stage performance, mic control, choosing material, stamina and consistency, vocal acumen for crossing genres, studio recording vs. live performance, gear identification and usage, basic piano accompaniment, language for instructing musicians, choosing accompaniment, image consulting.

Clinics & Performance Masterclasses

  • 2009  Jazz Vocal Clinic- ‘All-State’ Manchester, NH
  • 2010   Wellesley High School / Jazz Chorus
  • 2010   Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro, VT
  • 2011   Windham High School, Jazz Vocal Choir
  • 2011   Jazz Vocal Clinic- Queensland Academy, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2010, 11, 12:  Jazz Vermont/Band Camp; on staff with Jerry Bergonzi, Jeff Galindo, Ben Schurr and Glendon Ingalls, providing group and private instruction for adult musicians
  • 2012  Jazz Vocal Ensemble Clinic, Keene State College, Keene, NH