Jazz Improvisations for Piano and Woodwinds: Private Lessons

Stephen Norfleet Jr.

    Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone

ABOUT

Stephen Norfleet, Jr. is an accomplished musician who plays tenor, alto, soprano, and baritone saxophone.  He also performs and teaches the flute, clarinet, and bass clarinet. Stephen has a BA in Jazz from VCU, and a Master of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in NYC with a Performance Emphasis in Tenor Sax.  He was the founding director and bandleader of the internationally acclaimed Devil’s Workshop Big Band.  He has created award winning projects and brought his talents to a diverse list of ensembles in music genres including jazz, funk, rock, sacred, and classical.  He is the owner of Skyhook Studios RVA, a full-service media studio specializing in sound design, composition, mixing, audio post production, video production, and the performing arts.  Stephen  frequently offers masterclasses where he performs and speaks about his work, and he currently also teaches Music Theory, Harmony, and Production for the 
Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California.  Stephen believes that teaching, along with performing and composing, is an important component of being a successful musician.  He tailors his lessons to the individual student.  


 

Jazz Improvisation for Woodwinds and Piano: Private Lessons

Students learn the foundations of jazz improvisation, theory, song forms, and improvisational concepts and techniques. Students will be able to perform and solo (improvise) in various styles of music. One year of experience with the instrument is required. I

Instruments include clarinet, saxophone, flute, and piano. 

Music Production and Recording Arts

Students will use Apple GarageBand to learn about digital music production and recording, including how to record a live performance, as well as capture sounds to be used as samples or sound effects. Open to ages 9 and up. No experience required. Students provide a Mac laptop or iPad/iPhone.

If this is your first time taking lessons with Stephen, you may take two paid trial lessons before committing to the full semester. Contact us for details.

Price

$36 per half hour

Teaching Availability 

Thursdays

Interested in Music Lessons with Stephen?

Call or email us to check availability

OPENING HOURS

 

Monday-Thursday 2pm-7pm

Friday 3pm -6pm

Saturday-Sunday Closed

Summer Hours according to camp 

schedules!

 

 

ADDRESS

 

Shady Grove United Methodist Church

4825 Pouncey Tract Road

Glen Allen, Virginia 23059

CONTACT

 

Tel: 804.360.2687

center4creativearts@comcast.net

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