Instructor
Joined in
2018

Bruce

Instructor

Teaches Clarinet, Saxophone

Interested in taking lessons with Bruce

Teaches at:
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, All

Areas of Instruction

Clarinet, Saxophone

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Jazz, Pop, World Music

Teaching Experience

Teaching woodwinds for over 40 years, University of Louisville, Piney Branch Elementary School, Special Education teaching assistant at Winston Churchill High School for over 15 years

About Bruce

Started playing clarinet at age 9, the sax at age12.

 

At 13, I was a member of a semi-pro orchestra, the Louisville Civic Orchestra.

I was the only 7th grader in the Montgomery Co. all-county band

One of two ninth graders in the Kentucky All-State Band.

Subbed as a U. of L. sophomore in the Louisville Orchestra (1968).

Taught in a Title 1 program at U. of L., helping low income students prepare for their college entrance auditions in 1969.

Became a member of the Louisville Orch.(utility clarinet) in 1972-performed on five concerts,recorded two albums with them plus played in two operas with the Kentucky Opera Orchestra.

1984-’90, co-founder, and head programmer of “Louisville Homefront Productions” a regional NPR live radio program.

1986 originator and producer of a one-day festival “Hayloft Hoedown Reunion”,for an audience of 20K.

September-December 2002, at Piney Branch Elementary taught after school recorder class-grades 3-5.

Summer 1992, ’93 and ‘97 Taught “Music Arts and Crafts” at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, grades 2-6.

Summer 1995,’96- Taught clarinet, sax and combo classes at the national camp the Augusta National Music swing week (W. VA).

1971-present, I’ve performed on the clarinet, bass clarinet, alto and tenor sax in hundreds of live performances playing jazz, folk, rock, prog rock, klezmer, bluegrass, old-time string band and classical music.

Playing credits-performed on the NPR programs “Mountain Stage”, “The Lonesome Pine Special”, Chicago’s now defunct “Flea Market” and on “Prarie Home Companion”. The Buzzard Rock Stringband’s “I’ve Got the Blues for my Old Kentucky Home” album was nominated for a Grammy(folk). In 1988- promoted this album by appearing on the national cable show “Nashville Now”, with special guest Vince Gill. In ‘76 and in ’84 recorded with the seminal Midwest prog rock band “French TV”.

I was also a contributor on three national record price guides, Goldmines’ vols. two and three of their jazz record guides, and on vol. two of the country album price guide (I’m mentioned in each of them).

2001-2018 special ed. teaching assistant at Winston Churchill High(Potomac)

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