ABOUT THE TEACHER
Ted is an experienced musician and teacher with over 30 years experience. He has taught both private and group lessons on saxophone, clarinet, and flute, coached jazz big bands and combos, saxophone quartets, woodwind ensembles, and Latin jazz bands. He’s had the pleasure of teaching students as young as 5 years old just beginning their musical journey, as well as retirees in their 80s, and all ages in between. Many of his students have won state competitions, gone on to college to pursue music, and several have become important fixtures in the Chicago music scene. One of Ted's favorite things about teaching is adapting to how each student learns and varying his approach to find the most effective communication to help each student achieve their goals.
He has taught and led ensembles at Columbia College Chicago and is an in-demand member of the Chicago Jazz scene, having held a coveted position as "first-call" when groups and recording session producers need a baritone saxophonist or woodwind doubler. Outside of the jazz scene, he has performed with such renowned artists as Wayne Newton, Barry Manilow, and Frankie Valli. He has also played in shows such as Broadway's Jersey Boys and A Bronx Tale. Ted has composed, arranged, and orchestrated music for many groups and individuals such as Under the Streetlamp and Angela Ingersoll. He has also successfully released several of his own albums.
Master of Music with Distinction in Jazz Composition, 2005
Northeastern Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts in Music, 1999
Saxophone - All Levels
Clarinet - All Levels
Flute - Beginner / Intermediate
Theory - All Levels
Improvisation - All Levels
Over 30 years experience
Studied under Ron Blake (current member of Saturday Night Live Band)
Founder of Mulligan Mosaics Big Band