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Teaches Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe

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Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Allan Namery’s Jazz Focus


MA in Jazz Studies from Rutgers University, Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Montclair State University

Levels Taught


Specialties / Genres Taught

Jazz, Classical

Teaching Experience

Instrumental Music Educator at McNair Academic HS

About Allan

Educational Philosophy:
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

Performance Experience:
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)

Teaching Experience:
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.

Ridgewood Music & Arts 201-444-9800 RIDGEWOOD NJ