Support Chamber Music in the Schools

The Quid Nunc Saxophone Quartet

I believe strongly in the power of chamber music in a high school music program. The Ronald Reagan Band program has benefited greatly from the increased musicianship produced by many of the student-led chamber ensembles that have been developed in the school over the last several years.

Teaching Jazz Improvisation with Accompaniments

Teaching Jazz Improvisation with Accompaniments

For decades, jazz educators have been using play-along recordings to help students practice jazz improvisation. These recordings have been a huge success, helping students learn jazz standards, practice jazz styles, and providing rhythm section backing tracks to help with improvisation.