I'm an award winning composer, pianist, conductor, with extensive experience performing and teaching many many kinds of music. I can teach you how to play your favorite music, and make that process engaging, fun and rewarding.
Jack is brilliant! Working through a song that I loved, we identified what I knew, what I wanted to know, and what I didn't even know I wanted to know. I wanted motivation to keep working on music and someone with a LOT of knowledge to teach me and how I could grow and get better. Jack provided that and I appreciate his teaching style and enthusiasm. I would recommend to any student who wants to learn not just about piano but about what makes great music beautiful and great musicians inspirational.
Jack is a wonderful composer and a generous collaborator.
What's your favorite music? What do you want to accomplish? How can I help you get there? Those are the key quesitons. I focus lessons around the music a student really loves, building learning through that music.
Doctorate, Music Composition (Yale School of Music)
I started teaching my friends in High School, I was the sort of music nerd. I'd teach them how to play their favorite music by listening, breaking it down, communicating it, building it up.
All ages, from 4 years old to retirees.
We visited St. Mary's Church in NYC, where I used yto play the organ for services. We were surprised they were hosting a sofar event there - an impromptu concert. I was there with my wife and daughter; it was a beautiful way to revisit a place from eariler in my life, and think about how things both change and stay the same, and how music remains so important in everyone's lives.
Find a teacher you connect with, and who will work from music you care about, as opposed to a rigid pedagogical system.
Just two - what's your favorite music ( a few songs) and what would you like to be able to do, musically, in say, six to eight months.