I strongly believe in and am increasingly dedicated to teaching, whether in a private lessons, group workshops, master classes, or ensemble coaching. From dealing with specific issues particular to the bass and its roles in various musical realms, to larger concepts on improvisation, composition, group interaction and development, and just music in general, I relish the the opportunity to share with the next generation of musicians some of the ideas and concepts I’ve learned and developed over the years. Whether in and around NYC or on the road at various conservatories and universities, it’s been enormously gratifying to make teaching a greater part of my mission, and a blessing to discover that what I have to offer can be illuminating and inspiring to others. Do get in touch if you’d like details on what I might bring to your program or to you as an individual.
Here are some of the places I’ve taught:
Indiana University, Penn State University, Kunst Uni Graz, International Society of Bassists Convention, Amherst College, Franklin & Marshall College, Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music, Harvard University, California Jazz Conservatory, Humboldt State University, University of Wisconsin, Carl Maria von Weber College of Music Dresden, Sibelius Academy Helsinki, University of Memphis, Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo