Pianist/Teacher Charles Jones is a graduate of the Juilliard School (Masters of Music) and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Bachelors of Music). Mr. Jones has performed solo and chamber music throughout the Eastern USA and Rome, Italy, as well as solos with orchestras. Radio appearances include “Concert Grande” with Bruce Posner (WFUV), “Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute” and “HSA: A Place to Grow” (WQXR) as well as “Young American Artists,” and “Around the Town” (WNYC). Other appearances include recitals at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall, and the Wolfeboro Friends of Music, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
For many years he has been teaching a wide range of students from age 6 through adults, beginners through advanced. He is on the faculties of the Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Arts Center, Sumerkeys Music Camp for Adults (Lubec, Maine), and the Harlem School of the Arts, where he was assistant chairman of the piano department for several years.
Music is an infinite art form in which one can continue to grow and develop. He finds it a joy to share the exploration of mind over matter. Most important to him is that we must always allow ourselves time to process and respond. Emphasis is on good practice habits and making the best use of time.