frank v saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano

Location: Manhattan, NYC


Education

  • Western Washington University – BA Music
  • New York University – MM Jazz Studies

Experience

  • Private lessons with Frank include saxophone(s), clarinet, flute, and piano, along with courses for improvisation, composition, and music theory for all types of instruments and skill levels.
  • Frank has been teaching private lessons in Seattle and New York for over eight years. From all types of students, ages, cultures, and background. His experience with classroom teaching started with the internationally recognized Washington Middle School and Garfield High School jazz programs, who’ve won a plethora of local jazz competitions and the Essential Ellington Jazz Festival in NY.
  • Including two years of private lessons at New York University working with undergraduates studying saxophone and beginning piano. Music lessons are about connecting with students individually and supporting them whatever level they are at. He caters each lesson to the needs and learning style to the individual student.

Bio

Musician, educator, and composer Frank V. was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He is currently residing in Brooklyn, New York after achieving his Masters in Jazz Studies at New York University where he was awarded the prestigious Steinhart Talent Award Scholarship and Barney Josephson Award for outstanding contribution to the Jazz program.  At NYU,  Frank has had the opportunity to study with New York jazz luminaries such as Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, Tony Moreno, Ari Hoenig, Wayne Krantz, Rich Perry and Dave Pietro. You can catch Frank performing at local jazz clubs all around NYC and teaching privately for saxophone, flute, clarinet, and piano. Before his  move to New York City, Frank resided in Seattle, WA where he performed regularly with some of Seattle’s elite musicians. His personal projects included  his self named quartet and funk sensation Bad News Botanists. For five years , he toured nearly every square mile of the northwest, including prestigious music festivals like Bumbershoot, Sonic Bloom, Treefort Music Festival, and Capitol Hill Block Party. Frank was nominated as Emerging Artist of the Year 2017 by Earshot Jazz Magazine for his contribution to the Seattle music scene. Seattle Times named his sophomore album Indignation as #1 of local releases in Washington in 2021, and national airplay on a global radio network KEXP.

 


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