Marvin F. Cockrell
Teaches Piano, Saxophone
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
-Ludwig van Beethoven
Marvin F. Cockrell & Focus
Red Hot Smooth Jazz (2016), An Inspirational Journey (2011), I'm Cool (2008), Heat (2004), Stepping Stones (2002)
M.A. in Music Education - Western Illinois University
Piano, Saxophone, Keytar, Keyboards and Synthesizers
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Jazz, Contemporary, R&B, Soul, Funk, Spiritual
Jazz, R&B, Contemporary, Soul
30 years of private teaching and performing experience
About Marvin F. Cockrell
Along with a lifetime of teaching experience, Marvin has thirty plus years of performance experience. From playing background instruments with local artists to forming his own ensemble, Marvin has proven performance is second nature to him time and time again. Along with his numerous performance experiences, Marvin has shown he is a force to be reckoned with in the studio. As of 2016, Marvin has composed five studio albums: Stepping Stones (2002), Heat (2004), I'm Cool (2008), An Inspirational Journey (2011), and Red Hot Smooth Jazz (2016). His 2016 song "St. Louis Bounce" has been very well received in the St. Louis area, and Explore St. Louis, a local travel information site, used the track and video on their website to promote activities and points of interest in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Marvin's music can be found on Spotify and Apple Music.
Marvin is always eager to meet new students, and loves getting the chance to harness students talents, and help them grow their passion for music. Marvin does instruction for both piano and saxophone, and can teach all levels of experience in both.
Give us a call or stop by the store to set up a lesson with Marvin!