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About Fred Jacobowitz
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Garner, NC
Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Education: Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Performance (clarinet major) from the Juilliard School. Doctoral work (ABD) at Peabody Institute.
Performance Experience: I play many different styles of music, from Classical to Rock to Jazz to Folk/Ethnic (including Klezmer).
Teaching Experience: I have been teaching music lessons for almost 40 years.
Teaching Philosophy: I have no set rate at which a student should learn - I allow them all to move at their own pace. I believe music should be FUN, not a chore. I believe that humans are hard-wired for sound, so everyone can learn music (some having a greater aptitude than others, just like in any Human endeavor!). I live for that "aha" moment when the student 'gets it'.
Get to know Fred Jacobowitz
Fred Jacobowitz received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied with the late Leon Russianoff. He made his New York Debut at Carnegie Recital Hall (now Weill Hall) as winner of the Artists International Competition. He was a featured soloist on radio stations WBAI and WQXR in New York City, with the Goldman Band, and in recital throughout the Metropolitan New York area. As a chamber musician, he has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and played in the Verrazano Winds Woodwind Quintet in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Jacobowitz was Principal Clarinetist in the Annapolis (Maryland) Symphony Orchestra from 1989-2002. He is equally at home in the worlds of Classical, Jazz and Folk, having performed and recorded with his Kol Haruach Klezmer Band and his duo, Ebony and Ivory. He has performed as recitalist and soloist throughout the US and Canada and in Panama. Mr. Jacobowitz now resides in Raleigh, NC, where (when not performing out of town) he is a machinist. He teaches and freelances, and he can often be heard playing concerts with his wife, North Carolina Symphony Principal ‘Cellist Bonnie Thron. In addition, he performs as half of the Jacobowitz-Larkin duo with pianist Anatoly Larkin. He runs his own business, Case Closed Musical Instrument Case Repair Service(www.case-closed.us)
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