Reid R.

Teacher
Reid R.
Plays/Teaches

Experience:

Reid teaches guitar to students of all ages and experience levels and teaches piano to beginner students. He has over six years of experience teaching privately and in classroom settings. While specializing in jazz, Reid performs and teaches all styles of music.

Education:

Graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance from Arizona State University.

Located:

Manhattan, NYC

Reid’s love of music began at the age of eight when he began studying the piano in Phoenix, AZ. He quickly became fascinated by composers such as J.S. Bach and Frederick Chopin, as well as Ray Charles and Bill Evans. By the age of twelve, he began studying guitar in addition to piano and began growing very interested in blues, rock, and metal music. From there, he began focusing on guitar as his primary instrument. 

Reid was introduced to jazz at the age of fifteen when he started attending weekly jam sessions at The Nash, Phoenix’s premier jazz venue. This led him to begin performing professionally in the Phoenix area on a regular basis during high school. From there, he was admitted to the Arizona State University Jazz Studies Department, where he studied with Jeff Libman, Michael Kocour, and Lewis Nash and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance in May 2017. 

While living in Phoenix, Reid became an integral part of the Phoenix jazz community, performing regularly at venues such as The Nash, Sacred Grounds, and the Lost Leaf. Having relocated to Queens in August 2018, he is quickly establishing himself as a musician, composer, and educator in the New York City area. In his experience as a professional musician, he has performed with George Colligan, Will Goble, Eric Rasmussen, Dom Moio, Dennis Rowland, Lenny Roberts and others. Additionally, he has performed in school ensembles with Cyrille Aimée, Miguel Zenón, George Garzone, Marshall Gilkes, Andy Martin, Wayne Bergeron, John Hollenbeck, Darcy James Argue, and Ben Wendel as guest performers.