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GMF Masterclass Series - Bruce Barth
Certaldo, Italy, 06–09 August 2011

Bruce Barth, USA Piano
Aldo Zunino, Italy Bass
Stephen Keogh, Ireland Drums

Teaching Philosophy, in Bruce’s words:

I feel that teaching, at its essence, is about encouraging people to find their unique
musical voices, and to help them develop a deep and authentic connection to their
music and instrument. I feel that learning jazz should be joyful, fun, and inspiring;
and I encourage students to practice things that develop their imagination and creativity, while avoiding things that are rote and mechanical.
We live in an age of information – real books, methods, and theory. While much of this
is useful, I encourage students to still learn things the old-fashioned way – by using their ears. In the lessons we do singing and ear-training as well as playing, and we keep good rhythm and phrasing in mind in everything we do.

Bruce Barth and Education:

Currently on private lesson roster at:

The New School University, New York City

City College University, New York City

Master Classes/Seminars:

Berklee College of Music, Boston

New England Conservatory, Boston

Hamilton College, NY

University of North Carolina

Piano seminar, Akita, Japan

Cadiz, Spain
Valencia, Spain

Tokyo, Japan

GMF Masterclass Series - Bruce Barth

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