Teaching


I teach in the Jazz Studies program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, in one of the most innovative and creative programs in the country!   I'm very proud to be a part of the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts serving the next generation of musicians in the Denver/Boulder region.  I've also appeared as a guest artist or clinician at High Schools, Colleges and Universities nationally and internationally (see below).

Please contact me if you would like to set-up a lesson through "Skype" or are interested in having me visit as a guest artist/clinician.


Master Teaching and lectures

Masterclasses at Royal Academy of Music, London. (2010, 2012, 2014)
Presented lecture at the Vercors Jazz Festival, France.   (2011)
Residency at Trondertun Folkehogskole, Norway. Master classes and rehearsal/performance with students. (2010)
Masterclass at Royal Academy of Music, Junior Jazz School, London. (2010)
Workshop at Guildhall School of Music, London. (2010)
Presented lecture/paper at the International Association of Schools of Jazz, Corfu, Greece. “Improvising With Tones – Connecting Jazz Improvisation and Serial Music” (2010)
Presented at the International Conference on Music Performance Analysis in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Artist-in-residence at a two-week "jazz camp" in Bonefro, Italy. Students were high-school/adult age from around the U.S. (2007)

Guest artist at Brigham Young University, Utah. (2012)
Adjudicator and clinician at “Skyline” Jazz festival – regional high schools. (2011)
Guest artist at New World School for the Performing Arts, Miami, Florida. (2011)
Clinician at St. Vrain Jazz Festival, Colorado. (2010)
Workshop at Grandview High School, Aurora, Colorado. (2010)
University of Texas, Dallas Teaching/Master Class (2009)
Featured artist at the International Association for Jazz Educators [IAJE] with “Convergence.” Toronto, Canada. (2008)
Contributing artist at the International Association for Jazz Educators [IAJE] with the “Fred Hess” Group. New York City, New York. (2007)
Guest clinician at the Eastern Washington University Jazz Festival in Cheney,Washington. Gave masterclasses and workshops in jazz performance and pedagogy. (2007)
Presented Master Class in performance at Roosevelt University, Chicago Illinois. (2007)
Presented Master Class at the University of Illinois; Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. (2007)
Clinician with "Jazz Aspen". Rehearsed high school and middle school honor bands in Colorado's roaring fork valley. (2004-2007)
Presented a one-week residency by the New York based jazz and new-music ensemble "Spooky Actions.” (2007)
Presented master class on methods and approaches to jazz improvisation at San Diego State University. San Diego, California. (2006)
Guest clinician and adjudicator at the Bemidji State University jazz festival, Bemidji, Minnesota.            (2006)
Guest lecturer at Chico State University, California. Topics included Jazz improvisation and composition. (2005)

Univ Colorado Boulder Concert Jazz Ensemble led by John Gunther