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
"In the 10+ years I have known Adam, I have witnessed an ascent from gifted student musician, to seasoned professional - exuding a wisdom as both performer and educator well beyond his years. What truly separates him from the rest is that his world class performance and creative skills actually fuel his passion to educate a new generation of young musicians equally on a multitude of instruments and styles. As humbled as I was to call him "student," I am thrilled to call him, 'colleague' and more so - 'inspiration.'"
-- David Stevens, retired music educator
“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