Private Instruction

I have been teaching Private Lessons in Saxophone, Flute and Jazz Improvisation for more than 20 years. Most of my private students come every other week for a 55-minute lesson, or by appointment.

Current Location

The Jazzschool, 2087 Addison St. @ Shattuck, Berkeley , CA  94704

Prior Locations

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Richmond, CA
Pennsylvania State University, Jazz clinician
Music Works, El Cerrito, CA
Kansas City Women’s Jazz Festival
Michigan Women’s Music Festival
Private Studio, Pinole, CA

Teaching Philosophy

I aim to have every student leave every lesson feeling successful. I write a comprehensive review in each student's book at every lesson, clearly outlining important points which we have covered, and noting what to practice. I supplement lessons with handouts and CDs when appropriate, and am available for email consultation between lessons.

For young and adult beginners, I stress correct instrument technique, reading, phrasing and if desired, improvisation. Some lessons are devoted to preparation for upcoming auditions or concerts.

For older continuing players, I gear lessons to the student’s areas of interest. After addressing basic instrument technique, some lessons focus solely on improvisation, some on reading, and some on a combination. 


Women's Camp Registration

Girls Camp Registration

Private Instruction

I teach private lessons and direct two camps at the Jazzschool, part of the California Jazz Conservatory

2087 Addison St. @ Shattuck, Berkeley, California 94704

Private Lessons: saxophone, flute, improvisation


Women's Jazz & Blues Camp

Girls' Jazz & Blues Camp