Kerry Politzer

Kerry P.

Portland, OR

About Kerry P.

Kerry teaches: Ages 13 and up
Teaching since: September 2009
Last sign in: More than two months


Hi! Do you want to learn how to play jazz and improvise, or would you like to update your skills? I am a New England Conservatory graduate who currently teaches private jazz piano lessons at Portland State University. I have also taught group jazz piano for non-majors at the University of Manitoba. Let me help you fulfill your musical goals - and have fun doing it!

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Beginning Jazz Composition - Lesson One


Adjunct Jazz Piano Faculty

Sep 2012 - Present
Portland State University

I teach private jazz piano lessons to both pianists and musicians who do not have piano as their main instrument. I focus on voicings, harmony, arrangement, and composition.


Bachelor of Music in Jazz Piano Performance

Sep 1989 - May 1993
New England Conservatory

Diploma, Classical Piano

Sep 1986 - Jun 1989
North Carolina School of the Arts

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Society of European Stage Authors and Composers, The

Dec 1999

SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. Performing rights organizations (there are three in the US) are business designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.

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