Dr. Jeff has graduate degrees in music from ASU and is a professional composer/songwriter. His music has been performed locally by community ensembles such as the AZ Wind Symphony and nationwide. He is currently working on a project for scratch DJ and 2 pianos called “Reveling in Ravel.” As an instrumentalist, Jeff has played clarinet since 1993 and piano/organ since 1999. The other woodwinds are strong secondary instruments and he plays different wind instruments in the AZ Wind Symphony for each concert. His students’ ages range from 4 to 65+ and he teaches all styles of music following a humanistic approach. Students learn music how they want to learn, the way they learn best, while playing music that interests them. Jeff encourages higher level thinking skills and creativity in lessons. He identifies talent, skills, and works to sharpen or add more skills in reading, improvising, spelling chords, technique, musicality, reading from a fake book, accompanying, ear training, and even writing your own music. Since Jeff served as a teaching assistant at ASU for 4 years he can easily prepare high school students interested in pursuing music in college.
Warner & Rural
Beginner thru Advanced
Clarinet, Flute, Keyboards, Recorder, Voice
Classical, Composition, Ensemble, Jazz, Music Theory, Pop
Avondale, Casa Grande, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Maricopa, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Tempe