- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- August 2006
I am a Hofstra University graduate with over fifteen years of experience in music. I have played at many of the venues in the NYC area and have toured with the R&B singer Macy Gray. I am currently working with four different bands in the tri-state area in addition to the session work.
*** Lesson Details ***
In my lessons I take a step by step approach on learn how to move and how to understand the instrument at hand. I require all of my students to learn how to read sheet music and how to translate onto their instrument. I'm a laid back teacher and will teach what is most appealing to the student but in an academic style. I teach the student not just to play but to understand what it is he or she is playing. I will cater to any level of playing and help give a path to further their knowledge of playing.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright bass, 2 Spector Bass guitars, Keyboard, acoustic guitar, Bass amp, and guitar amp
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have my own instruments and amps. I expect my students to have to same. Student must have piano for piano lessons
*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Classical, Latin, R&B, Rock, Arco
I'm hired by singer/songwriters or other musicians to perform events. I also do recording sessions, musicals, weddings, and jazz clubs.
Carissa Austria, age 8, learned piano with Jeff. Her lessons were instrumental in giving her the incentive to practice on her own. Jeff created lessons that made my daughter curious on how to play on her own and experimented with certain keys and sounds. Thank you Jeff for giving my daughter the deep insight to playing the piano not only from her weekly lessons but encouraging her to practice on her own with minimum supervision.