A lifetime of experience in performing and teaching all kinds of music. Focus is on developing a very thorough understanding of all aspects of jazz improvisation. Develop knowledge, ears, chops. Appropriate for all instruments and all levels.
Former teacher at Berklee College, SF State Univ., and director of jazz at Hayward State Univ.
Ability to relate to students of all insts. and levels. 50 years experience.
I have been studying jazz with Jim Grantham for several years. (He also teaches pop music.) Graduating with highest honors from the Berklee College of Music, he teaches all instruments and is very knowledgeable about theory as well as practice. Learning theory with his method enables me to better understand what I am hearing and doing. He is patient, kind and fun. I especially enjoy the assignments where I write my own tunes and have them critiqued by him.
Find out where the student is. Begin at their level and personalize lessons for attaining all musical skills and creating a personal voice.
Graduate BM (Summa Cum Laude) Berklee College of Music
Many private teachers. Taught jazz at Berklee, SF State, Hayward State. Music contractor for 35 years. Taught workshops for 38 years.