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Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orch.

Aretha's Jazz Cafe


Tues. Dec 7- 8pm and 9:30pm shows


1st show, $10 cover

2nd show, no cover


Oxford School Jazz Band

opening 7-8pm $10 cover


Make your reservation here!


Kate Patterson Quartet

Sun. October 24th 4-6pm

Jefferson Ave. Presbyterian Church, Detroit

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orch.

Detroit Jazz Festival

Sun. Sept. 5- 2-3:15pm


Aretha's Jazz Jam

Aretha's Jazz Cafe

Every Sun. 7-10pm


Private Lessons

I offer private lessons to students who want to learn/improve upon jazz piano, composition, arranging, and/or Finale computer notation. I also teach improvisation to other instruments and coach jazz vocalists.


Former students have earned scholarships and attendance to Eastman School of Music, Berklee College of Music, Oberlin School of Music, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and other prestigious jazz schools. While in my studio, they have won awards and performed professional jobs as students. Past students are among the most respected and prepared musicians in the community.


I teach all ages and backgrounds provided they commit to the practice needed to move forward.


The rate for a 1 hour lesson is $75 and $40 for 1/2 an hour. Lessons are scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, or on an "as needed" basis. Payment can be made in cash, personal check, Venmo, or Paypal ($5 fee).


If you or a relative is interested in studying in my studio, leave a message and we'll set up a trial lesson. Trial lessons are not free lessons. In the meantime, please feel free to view my private lesson curriculum. It is of course adapted to the strengths of the student.


Year 1- Beginner

Year 2- Intermediate

Year 3- Intermediate / Advanced

Year 4- Advanced