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Teaching and educational experience



Adjunct quarterly visiting Professor at the Prince Claus Conservatory, Groningen, The Netherlands.  2010-present
  • Instructor for Undergraduate and Masters students of all instruments in Jazz Studies-composition/Theory/improvisation/ensembles
  • Yearly Jazz History teacher for Masters Students for fall semesters in NYC as part of their fulfillment of their Theses. (2014-present)

Visiting professor and lecturer quarterly at the Jazz and Music School (J&M Music school) St. Petersburg, Russia 2010-present

Adjunct quarterly visiting Professor at the Prince Claus Conservatory, Groningen, The Netherlands  2010-present

Visiting biannual lecturer at The Music Wave School, Moscow, Russia   2016-present

Adjunct Professor, Aaron Copeland School of Music at Queens College, NYC  2005-2016
  • Instructor for graduate students in jazz voice, and ensembles director
Adjunct Professor, The New School, NYC   2006-2010
  • Instructor for undergraduate students in jazz voice
Adjunct Professor, City College, NYC   2006-2011
  • Instructor for undergraduate students in jazz voice
Adjunct Professor, Long Island University, NYC  2008-2011
  • Instructor for undergraduate students in jazz voice
Adjunct Professor, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA  1998-2001
  • Developed curriculum for new Jazz Vocal degree, formed and directed three vocal ensembles, designed and taught a two-semester length class for theory and vocal improvisation. Instructor for undergraduate students in jazz voice.


Guest Lecturer and Clinician

  • Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Artists in Residence, Hamburg Germany, 2020
  • Jazzinty summer workshop, Novo Mesto, Slovenia, '18,’17,'16,'15, '14, '13
  • Jazz and Music school (J and M), St. Petersburg, Russia, '19'18, '17, '16, ’15, 14, ’13, ’12, '11
  • Music wave academy Moscow, Russia,’19 ’18, '17, '16
  • University of North Texas Guest Lecturer ’18, '09, '08
  • Penza Jazz Festival Master class lecture'18
  • Rostov-on Don International Jazz Workshop '15
  • Floxenia Euroo Jazz camp, Kryoneri, Greece, '19’16, '14
  • Fakanas school of Music, Athens Greece, '14
  • Rostov-Na-Donau Conservatory, Russia ’14, ’12, '11
  • Glen Buschmann Jazz Akademie Dortmund, Germany, '13
  • Athenaeum Conservatory, Athens Greece, '12
  • The Jazz School, Berkeley, CA '11
  • University of New Orleans '10
  • Ionian University, Greece '10, 09
  • Berks Jazz Festival '10
  • Umea Jazz Festival, Sweden '09
  • Susquehanna University '09, '08
  • Sibelius Conservatory, Helsinki, Finland '09, 08, 07
  • Lagoa Jazz Festival, Portugal '08
  • University of Jyavskyla, Finland '08
  • Turku Music Conservatory, Finland '07
  • Viitasaari Conservatory, Finland '07
  • Lisbon Music Academy, Portugal '07
  • Jazz De Palau De Valencia, Spain '06
  • City College of NY '05
  • Moscow Music Conservatory, Russia '04 (3 wks)
  • Dunaevskyi School of Music, Russia '03
  • Kazan Conservatory, Russia '01
  • Kuopio Conservatory, Finland '00
  • Pennsylvania Music Educators National Conference '00
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences '00, '99, '98