Pianist Jeremy Siskind is the winner of the 2012 Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition and the second-place winner of the 2011 Montreux Solo Piano Competition. A two-time finalist for the American Pianist Association’s Cole Porter Fellowship, Siskind has performed jazz and classical music at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, in Japan, Switzerland, Thailand, Cyprus, England, Lebanon, India, Tunisia, France, and China. Siskind began serving full-time on the keyboard faculty of Fullerton College in Southern California in 2017 after teaching at Western Michigan University for five years.
As a pedagogue, Siskind boasts eleven publications with Hal Leonard, including the landmark instructional book, Jazz Band Pianist. Siskind is also a leader of the house concert movement, having performed in over 100 houses in 24 different states around the U.S., and given presentations on in-home concerts at Jazz Education Network, MTNA, and Chamber Music America conferences.
A proud Yamaha Artist since 2013, Siskind holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (Jazz Performance and Music Theory) and Columbia University (English and Comparative Literature). His teachers include Tamir Hendelman, Tony Carmaia, Harold Danko, Rose Grace, Sophia Rosoff, and Fred Hersch.
Learn more about Jeremy Siskind at www.jeremysiskind.com.
I like working with serious students who are interested in practicing no less than an hour a day.
I most enjoy teaching jazz, improvisation, composition and songwriting.
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Eastman School of Music - Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance & Music Theory
Columbia University - Masters in English and Comparative Literature
Student of Sophia Rosoff, Fred Hersch, Harold Danko, Tony Caramia
Full-time Professor at Western Michigan University (5 years)
Full-time Professor at Fullerton College (2017-)
I typically charge $125 for a 60-90 minute lesson. Prices are negotiable if you have special qualifications or interest.