In addition to performing and composing, Adam is an active private teacher primarily in the Long Island area, but also Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. He has taught a studio of elementary school, middle school and early high school students for the past 8 years. He also has worked with the Herricks High School Jazz Program on numerous occasions. His students have achieved perfect ratings at NYSSMA adjudications, and have participated in Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts, NMEA All-County, NYSSMA All-State, and NYSBDA. Adam is currently accepting students of all ages in the LI/NYC area in saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, music theory, and composition. Adam teaches students in-person as well as online if preferable. Adam is also an adjunct private lessons professor at The New School for Jazz.
8th Grade student Alex Marcoline transcribing Charlie Parker's solo on "Cherokee" by ear
"Adam is not only a superb musician, he is also a thoughtful, effective educator whose ability to encourage and challenge students is mature beyond his years. Whether working with students individually, in small groups, or in a large group "master class" setting, he is able to meet students where they are and challenge them to reach new levels of musicianship. Many wonderful musicians are disinterested educators but Adam embraces this aspect of his musical life. I highly recommend him to anyone!"
--Dr. Geoffrey Taylor, Director of Jazz Studies--Herricks School District, New Hyde Park, NY
“Adam knows how to solve problems right away when my 10-year-old son faces them. His thoughtful understanding and knowledgeable explanations help my son sound better than we ever imagined he could; especially at such a young age. We recommend him to anyone interested in learning saxophone. "
--Sheree Ko, parent of student Edwin Ko
“Adam is a kind, smart, and caring tutor. He helps me find my mistakes to make me a better saxophone player. I strongly recommend Adam as a teacher. "
--Jack Penfold, student