Current Information

Summer 2019

Summer lessons will be in Seattle on Tuesdays and Saturdays and in Kirkland on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please see the mymusicstaff page for details and sign-ups.

I will be teaching Reeds 101 (noon-2) and Deciphering Chord Symbols (3-5) on Friday July 12 and Friday August 23 at Metropolitan Music in Kirkland.

Reeds 101 is a hands-on 2 hour class that covers basic reed handling and how to adjust reeds with sandpaper or tools.  Required equipment: instrument, reeds, 350 grit sandpaper or reed tool.

Deciphering Chord Symbols is a performance focused 2 hour class for beginning improvisers.  It covers what notes are in the Chord based on the symbol and how to find a key with the chords.  Required equipment: instrument, pencil, staff paper.


Performing news

2018 looks to be a year of variety in performing. Whether it’s saxophone with SWOJO, bass clarinet and clarinet with a variety of orchestras, chamber music, or jams, this concert season looks varied and fun!  More to come soon.

Summer 2016

It’s summer and time for all kinds of fun activities, so here is the rundown for lessons.

Lessons will be on Tuesdays in Seattle (email me for specific information) and Wednesdays and Thursdays in Kirkland at Metropolitan Music.

There will be no lessons August 2-7.

Please contact me for more information!


Winter Recital 2016

The Winter Recital will be on January 23 at 2 pm at Shoreline Free Methodist Church
—Please arrive no later than 1:45 so that we will have time to get set up and organized.
—This is a potluck event, so please bring small finger food to share!  The food and drinks (I will provide beverages) will be in the lobby between performing groups only—no food in the sanctuary please.
—Dress is nice—no tie needed, but please wear a nice shirt and slacks.
—Plan on about two hours for the entire event.
Looking forward to hearing some wonderful music!

Fall 2015

The summer is waning and it is time to think about the start of school!

Here are a few notes before the school year kicks into gear with a completely different schedule from summer.

Fall lessons happen on Mondays and Tuesdays at Metropolitan Music in Seattle and on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at Metropolitan Music in Kirkland.

There will be no lessons from September 2-8.

Please send me an email with 3 possible times for lessons by September 7 for the best chance of getting your preferred time.

Fall lessons will start on September 9. 

The Winter Recital will happen in December at a location TBA.
There will be two Reeds 101 classes this fall, one in Seattle and the other in Kirkland. Details to follow.
Best wishes to everyone and enjoy the end of summer!

Summer 2015

June 2015–Summer Plans

Happy Summer!  Here is some information about my summer offerings.

There will be a Reeds 101 class at 7:15 pm on July 22 at Metropolitan Music in Kirkland.

The summer schedule is different from my school year schedule.  I will be teaching at Metropolitan Music in Seattle on Mondays at Metropolitan Music in Seattle 3-7:30
Tuesdays at my home (351 N. 78th St. Seattle 98103) 12-8
Wednesdays at Metropolitan Music in Kirkland 2-7
Thursdays at Metropolitan Music in Kirkland 3-8

I will also be performing sporadically through the summer.  Please check my Facebook page for information–feel free to “friend” me!


Winter 2015

Here are some current happenings with JZ’s Clarinet and Saxophone Studio and some upcoming performances.

Happy New Year!

The Winter Recital will be on January 24 at 3:30 pm at the Shoreline Free Methodist church 510 NE 175th St, Shoreline, WA 98155. Please plan to arrive no later than 3:15 and expect to stay until 5:30–recitals do not run more than 2 hours.  There will be a piano available and a table outside of the hall for goodies at intermission(s).  If you can not make the recital, we will try to arrange a family performance around that date.

Solo and Ensemble is coming soon!  Please make sure to have your application and pianist taken care of now.  Good luck everyone!

If you have an interest in joining a youth symphony, please let me know!  I’d be happy to help you prepare and choose appropriate audition material.

I will be performing a lot in the next few months including orchestral, opera, and chamber music performances.  Hope you can hear some!