Location: Rockland County, NY
- Bachelor of Music degree in 2009 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
- Master of Music degree at NYU
- Brad has taught sax, flute, clarinet and piano for over 12 years to students of all ages and worked with them on various musical genres.
I am an experienced teacher and performer on Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet based in the New York City and Lower Hudson Valley region. I tour and play locally with bands and artists of many styles including modern jazz, swing and classic jazz, R&B/soul/funk, and pop. I also have a lot of experience playing in musical theater productions, including Off-Broadway in NYC, as well as classical music training and experience. I have taught for over 12 years and have proudly witnessed my students achieve their goals such as being accepted into competitive high school programs such as LaGuardia High School, earning distinguished ratings at state solo and ensemble festivals such as NYSSMA, and becoming stand-outs in their current school music programs.
My musical journey began like it does for many of my students, when I joined the school band in middle school as a child in Georgetown, KY. I was immediately attracted to the saxophone, realizing its capacity for deep emotional expression and its presence in many styles of music beyond classical. After a few years, and on the advice of my own mentors, I took up the flute and clarinet in order to broaden the scope of my musicianship as I was already setting my sights on a career in music. I earned my Bachelor of Music degree in 2009 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where I played in classical and jazz ensembles and took lessons on all of my primary instruments. After college I gave a go at my lifelong dream of becoming part of the music scene in New York City. I earned my Master of Music degree at NYU where I focused on modern jazz and improvisation, and made many new connections that helped me establish myself in New York. I gradually formed a rich and diverse musical life with my friends and colleagues old and new, which continues to the day.