Sasha Kern began taking piano lessons at the age of five and guitar lessons at the age of ten. He holds a Master’s Degree from the New England Conservatory (NEC) where he focused on performance, composition, and theory in a variety of styles, as part of the Contemporary Improvisation Department. As a performer, he plays his own original music which mixes jazz, free improvisation, Brazilian and funk rhythms as well as classical harmony and form. He plays in numerous jazz groups, blues and rock bands, a Romanian gypsy band and as a soloist.
For over fifteen years Sasha has held positions as a guitar and piano teacher in many settings, with students of all ages, backgrounds, levels, and ranges of musical interests. He uses the teaching methods that he studied in the Music-in-Education department at NEC and is able to include music theory, composition, improvisation, and music history in any of his music lessons in NYC. He can adapt well to any student’s specific needs.
If you’re interested in Sasha Kern being your piano or guitar teacher in NYC, please contact us for lessons at Riverside Music Studios!