Multi-Instrumentalist; Piano, Guitar, Harmonica, Sax, Clarinet.
Currently teaching music privately. I also teach group lessons at Mercer County Community College, Princeton Adult School and Norfolk Library, CT. Open to teach any individual or group weekly or bi-weekly.
Leader/Multi-Instrumentalist - Madison Avenue Jammers
Former Concertmaster - Plattsburgh State University
Licensed as a private career school adjunct professor in NY.
My goal is to get you out there playing in front of people or to have the confidence to play in front of people I've played in over 50 bands and have a passion for all types of music including classic rock, jazz, classical, traditional and blues.
I like to inspire people who used to play or always wanted to play an instrument, no matter what their level is.
Great to work with!
I HIGHLY recommend Stu as a music teacher. The library where I work (Norfolk Library in Norfolk, CT) offered a 6-week adult harmonica class with Stu. In addition to working with Stu on the logistics of the course as a library employee, I also attended as a student. In both regards, Stu is an excellent teacher and presenter. As a presenter, he clearly communicated with the library in a timely manner. We were well prepared for offering the course. As a student, I enjoyed Stu's teaching style immensely! He is patient and encouraging and we had a lot of fun in the course. Several of the other students in the course have all shared that they found Stu to have excellent teaching skills. In fact, the students and the Library were so pleased with the class, we are offering a 6-week Harmonica II class to begin in May.
Stu had great online interaction with his students, he provided constructive critiques, I appreciated that he listened to his students and and taught us some advanced (bending) techniques, and helped provide us with backup music (even doing it himself most times) so that we had it for our final concert. Most importantly, I took this class for fun and to be able to play the harmonica since it is nice and portable. It was a blast and very well run. I bought 3 family members their own harmonica as an added Christmas gift and they’re having a ball. I knew nothing when I started and now I pull off harmonica songs from the Internet. I could probably go on but the best I could say is that I would highly recommend his class. 🎼🙂
I got out of this beginner harmonica class exactly what I hoped: I learned how to play a few tunes, I got psyched to keep playing, and I had a blast. The end-of-course concert was a good motivator to practice, practice, practice