Nii Akwei Adoteye

Nii Akwei A.

Silver Spring, MD

About Nii Akwei A.

Nii Akwei teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: October 2007
Last sign in: More than two months


I have been a musician for the past 19 years. I've been professionally making music for ten of those years.

*** Lesson Details ***

My lessons are designed around the goals of each student; the first lesson is the exploration of those goals and the formulation of your specific lesson plan. Additionally, in the first lesson, I will assess your current skill level in the lesson subject.

Lessons include instruction in music theory, ear training, and music history as necessary to achieve the goals of each student. Weekly scales, exercises and other practice targets will be assigned as necessary. It is strongly encouraged that each student keep a notebook to keep track of what is to be worked on.

Photos and Videos

Composed and Arranged by Nii Akwei Adoteye Performed by the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band Angelo Versace - Piano Chris Burbank - Trumpet Audio and Video Produced by Nii Akwei Adoteye


Band Instrument Sales

Feb 2015 - Present
Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center

Private Instructor

Oct 2007 - Present
Nii Akwei A.

I have been a private instructor in various areas of musical instruction for the past 7 years. I have experience teaching students from middle school through college. I've also taught adults of all skill levels.

Jazz Band Director

Aug 2013 - May 2014
West Springfield High School

Adjunct Music Instructor

Aug 2011 - May 2013
Westminster Christian School


Master of Music

Aug 2011 - May 2013
University of Miami

Master of Music

Aug 2009 - May 2011
University of Miami

Bachelor of Music

Aug 2003 - May 2008
Christopher Newport University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award

Feb 2014

Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award

Feb 2013

NASA Film Scoring Competiton

Dec 2011
University of Miami Frost School of Music

Full Scholarship

Aug 2011
University of Miami Frost School of Music

Outstanding Graduate college Large Ensemble

Jun 2011
Downbeat Magazine


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Feb 2013

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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