Teaches Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe
Allan Namery’s Jazz Focus
MA in Jazz Studies from Rutgers University, Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Montclair State University
Instrumental Music Educator at McNair Academic HS
All students can benefit from music study, especially by learning an instrument. I enjoy seeing a student developing the techniques needed to produce a good sound and perform a song. Most people become inspired to improve as their skills develop.
Private Music Study:
Lessons with George Coleman, Kenny Barron, Phil Woods, Eric Kloss, Jim Scott
Performed with my group, Allan Namery’s Jazz Focus, since 1977 till the present. Played in NYC jazz clubs (Blue Note, Birdland, Mezzrow) and colleges throughout the region. Performed with many notable artists such as Gloria Estefan, Mark Anthony, Donna Summers, Diana Ross, Rufus Reid, Dizzy Gillespie and more.
6 NEA Performance Awards (Jazz performance) Jazz Artist In Residence (2 years, Jersey City) Dodge Foundation Grant (performance)
McNair Academic HS Instrumental Music Teacher 1991-2016
All instruments, music theory, music history, concert and jazz band
Private instruction since 1980 at home and several studios. Most of my students excel in their school band.