Music Teacher, Master
Joined in
Areas of Instruction

Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Nordic Vessel, Chameleon

Current Projects

Orchestrating and arranging a concert for wind ensemble and Eurovision song contest winner Elisabeth Andreasson.


Master in Jazz Performance from DePaul University, Master in Jazz Composition from University of Whitewater

Favorite Bands

The Yellowjackets, Jan Barbarek, Gordon Goodwin, Stevie Wonder

Favorite Instruments

Besides my own instruments, my favorite instruments are electric bass, tablas and cello.

Languages Spoken


Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, All

Specialties / Genres Taught

All genres including improvisation.

Teaching Experience

over 15 years


Music Teacher, Master

About Me

Lena Surdyn currently resides in the New York area, working as a teacher, musician, composer, arranger, and orchestrator. 

For the past 15 years, Lena has maintained a studio designed to teach students of all ages and abilities. Her concepts of tone production, aural skills and music appreciation have harvested great results in the US and Europe, where she taught for 2 years before returning to the US. 

Her compositional background includes theatrical works, and a wide variety of arrangements for classical and jazz ensembles, used for live performances and studio recordings. 

Her arrangements for musical works include "Singing in the Rain","Sweeney Todd", and "Fiddler on the Roof". 

As a woodwind player, she performs with her own band Nordic Vessel, and tours with Broadway Rox and The Rock Tenor, created by the renowned Broadway production company, Nederlander, famous for musicals such as Hello, Dolly!, West Side Story, Spiderman, and Cats.

Languages Spoken: English, Norwegian, German.

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