- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
based off Berklee College of Music Ear Training, with influences from the Lionel Hampton School of Music. Ear Training exercises intended to train the ears better for what they are hearing.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- June 2003
Bachelor's Degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Also studied Classical Performance at the Lionel Hampton School of Music.
Ten Years professional performing experience road touring in the U.S.A., and international on cruise ships. Most recently with For The Record Live from Los Angeles, CA , and Broadway’s “After Midnight”. Jazz and popular music, as well as classical.
My vision with students is be a guide in whatever direction they want to go. I want the student to find their individual musical voice, as well as technique. I will work on learning songs, air, tone production, scales/theory, reading music, improvisation, etc. I'm very patient, and I love to teach.
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My first instrument is saxophone, but I'm also a skilled doubler on flute, clarinet, harmonica, bass guitar, piano, and vocals. I'm very versatile in almost any style of music. At Berklee, I also studied recording and production, as well as arranging and composition. I've been featured in an arranger and composer in many settings, including two of my own shows. I completed a number of different recording projects including my own full-length album, and have worked extensively in the genre of electronic music.
Tenor sax and clarinet in Broadway's "After Midnight".
Saxophonist and performer for a Los Angeles based theatre company.
Multi-Instrumentalist and arranger with Samsaya Trio, an independent band contracted with Celebrity Cruiselines, and most recently on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. With Samsaya I play Tenor Sax, Keyboard, Bass, Harmonica, Flute, and Vocals. We have toured the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Recently finished a self-produced album.Show More
I play saxophone, harmonica, flute, and bass with the Vivian Clement Quartet. We play jazz, latin, and pop aboard the Celebrity Equinox, touring the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
Played alto and tenor sax, flute and clarinet in the Halcats house band. Performed nightly guest entertainer shows and party band sets. Toured all over the world, visiting approximately 60 countries and every continent except Australia.
Completed two national tours with iLa Mawana, a prominent reggae band based out of Boston. Performed nightly to packed clubs all over the United States. Promoted album currently available on iTunes.
Played Baritone Sax in all production shows and dance sets. Had a lounge band under the name Super Tasty. Toured the Caribbean Sea.
Freelance teacher in a variety of scenarios.
Certified to teach English as a second language.
Awesome first lesson
I think Cooper will be able to give me much of what I need to better my playing.
slowly introduce the BLUES as a musician. Taking the lessons feels like immersed in the concert hall. An experienced music teacher with patients.
getting to understand slowly bu;t getting there
My first online harmonica class with Cooper went great. He is very patient and I do appreciate that. I am looking forward to my next class :)
Cooper really cares about his students and that's evident from the very first lesson. He's patient and encouraging and really made the lesson fun!
I highly recommend him.