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LESSONS

"Those who can, do. Those who believe others can also, teach."
John E. King


PRIVATE and GROUP LESSONS (Notable former students are listed below.)

Hal gives private and group lessons year round at his teaching studio located at 17 Dunham St., Attleboro, MA 02703—a one-minute walk from the MBTA Commuter Rail train station (approximately 45 minutes south of Boston, or 15 minutes north of Providence).

Lessons are offered on all musical instruments and voice. Musical subjects taught include: jazz improvisation, comping (accompanying solos), music theory, harmony, transcription and analysis, composition, arranging, ear training, repertoire, ensemble performance, sight-reading, instrumental technique, and practice methods.

Amps, drums/cymbals, and keyboard are provided at the studio. Students must bring their own audio recording equipment, instrument cables, etc.

Each single lesson is one college hour (50 minutes), beginning at 10 minutes past the hour (or half hour). Double lessons (100 minutes) are scheduled upon request.

PRIVATE and GROUP LESSON FEES

Lesson fees are available on request. See below for contact information.

LESSON SCHEDULE

I am currently scheduling music lessons on WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS only. Berklee students and faculty should check the school calendar for holiday dates.

If you are interested in lessons, please see the daily lesson times and train schedules below and email me at halcrook1@gmail.com the dates and times you would prefer. Include ALTERNATE dates/times if possible, and your PHONE number. 

LESSON TIMES AND TRAIN SCHEDULE FROM BOSTON TO ATTLEBORO (CHECK MBTA ON LINE REGULARLY FOR CHANGES IN TRAIN SCHEDULE, ESPECIALLY ON HOLIDAYS)

1. 11:40 am lesson—10:30 am train, returns 1:26

2. 12:40 pm lesson—11:30 am train, returns 2:16

3. 1:40 pm lesson—11:30 pm train, returns 3:23

4. 3:10 pm lesson—1:48 pm train, returns 4:30

5. 4:10 pm lesson—2:35 pm train, returns 5:39

6. 5:10 pm lesson—4:00 pm train, returns 6:19

7. 6:10 pm lesson—4:58 pm train, returns 7:44

8. 7:10 pm lesson (Wednesdays only)—6:15 pm train, returns 8:34

 

NOTABLE FORMER STUDENTS

Saxophone

Chris Cheek, Eli Deglibri, Antonio Hart, Mark Turner, Seamus Blake, Miguel Xenon, Jaleel Shaw, Walter Smith III, Patrick Cornelius, Mark Small, Dana Stevens, Sam Newsome, Teodross Avery, Jesus Santandreu, Mike Sims, Bill Vint, Jamie Oehlers, Dan Pratt, Chris Ward, Gilad Ronen, Jaques Schwartzbart, Oscar Feldman, Tim Green, Dan Moretti, Sam Thomas, Bob Reynolds, Anat Cohen, Libert Fortuny, John Tornatore, Brian Breach, Aaron Henry, Dylan Heany, Godwin Louis, Pat Carroll, J.J. Byars, Aki Nishiguchi, Mike Tucker, Matan Chapnizka, Alex Terrier, Logan Richardson, Nathan Cepelinski, Ben Van Gelder, Brian Crutchfield, Frank Silva, Dave Negrete, Joe Albano, Mark Weissman, Phillipe Crettien, Joe Santamaria, Gary Lindsay, Edmar Colon, Ryan Linvil, Alex Madeline, David Milazzo, Paul Melhus, Sam Batista, Daniel Rotem, Erena Terakubo, Magnus Bakken, Matt Halpin, Eitan Gofman, Mario Castro, Hailey Nishwanger, Leon Cotter, Rafael Aguiar, Lucas Ellman, Clay Lyons, Oleg Ostapchuk, Eyal Hai, Melissa Aldana, Jesse Scheinin, Grace Kelly, John Greenstein, Andrew Krasilnikov, Jonathan Orland, Kyle Nasser, Pat Carroll, Alex Gordeev, Davindar Singh, Uri Gurvich, Tim McCulley, Nir Naa'man, Oriol Singhji

Trumpet

Roy Hargrove, Ingrid Jensen, Avishai Cohen, Christian Scott, Ambrose Akinmusire, Ingmar Thomas, Dontae Winslow, Eric Bloom, Dave Ballou, Lars Lindvall, Diego Urcola, David Boato, Tony D'Aveni, Trent Austin, Mike Shobe, Voro Garcia, Greg Diaz, John Allmark, Gordon Au, Mark Greel, Cosimo Boni, Ron Warburg, Josh Shpak, Mao Sone, Billy Buss, Jeremy Sinclair

Trombone

Jeff Galindo, Nick Vagenas, Elliot Mason, Delfeo Marsalis, Brian Drye, Evan Dobbins, Al Cron, Andre Haywood, Rene Mosele, Jeff Adams, Chris Dempsey, Chris Gagne, Bruce Paulson, Heinz Czadek, John Pierce, Bob Pilkington, Jeff Hoyer, Dave Pannecki, Jason Camelio, Nick Sweet, Max Acree, Ido Meshulam, John Egizi, Ryan Dragon, Brian Drye

Piano

Danilo Perez, Frank Carlberg, Renato Chicco, Seung Young Cho, Toru Dodo, Leo Genovese, George Dulin, Arpad Olah, Milton Fletcher, Romain Collin, Ruslan Sirota, Scot Kinsey, Guillermo Klein, Ernesto Vodos Posse, Steve "Lionel" Hamilton, Pete Rende, Alexandra Samsonova, Vladamir Nesterenko, Assen Doyken, Daniela Schacter, Michael Shteinberg, Roy Ben-Sira, Milan Milanovic, Niles Juliarso, Josh Gallagher, Plamen Karadonev, Roy Assaf, Aruan Ortiz, Lawrence Fields, Michel Reis, Victor Gould, Michael Palma, Andrew Toombs, Julian Shore, Chihiro Yamanaka, Suzanne Davis, David Azarian, Danny Grissett, Suzanna Sifter, Gilson Schacknik, Max Lubarsky, Rebecca Cline, Leo Blanco, Vardan Ovsepian, Casimir Liberski, Evgeny Lebedev, Alberto Gacera, James Fernando, Mike Wooten, Justin Salisbury, Isaac Wilson, Santiago "Sonny Boy" Bosch, Papuna Sharikadze, Antoni Vaquer, Jaehun Kang, Christian Li, Ben Lusher, Mike Sink, Davis Whitfield, Grant "The Senator" Richards, Ronen Schmueli, Eitan Kenner, Matt Savage, Kyumin Shim, Sharik Hasan, Carmen Staff, Wade Ridenhour, Daniel Meron, Jiri Nedoma, Cedric Hanriot, Chris Enright, Romain Collin, Miro Sprague

Guitar

Wolfgang Muthspiel, Lionel Loueki, Lage Lund, Frank Mobus, Kevin Barry, Hilmar Jensson, Marek Dykta, Stefan Hiller, Gil Monteiro, Roman Pilan, David Douruska, Paul Vinton, Jeff Gittleman, Julian Lage, Matt Stevens, Brian Baker, Nir Felder, Brad Barr, Adam Agati, Ryan Seaward, Marco Buena Ventura, Kazu Mitsushita, Garrison Fewell, Roland Gephardt, Andre Matos, Sal DiFusco, Giovanni Moltoni, Andrew Marzotto, Tomasso Gambini, Alessio Pignorio, Yoav Eshed, Leandro Pellegrino, Tom Holladay, Mike Bono, Publio Delgado, Raphael Defigueiredo, Italo Machado, Roy Guzman, Ilan Barlavi, Sam Dickey, Alex Wintz, Andy Bianco

Bass

Matt Garison, Ben Street, Marco Panascia, Marty Ballou, Paul Del Nero, Dwayne Burno, George Donchev, Janek Gwizdala, Skuli Sverrisson, Yasushi Nakamura, Massimo Biocalti, Peter Slavov, Luques Curtis, Alan Hampton, Garth Stevenson, Demian Cabaud, Evan Gregor, Jeff Densen, Brain Ladd, Mike Oien, Hogyu Hwang, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Sanders, Dave Zinno, Mike Janisch, Josh Davis, Ben Zwerin, Christian Bausch, Justin Purtill, Michael Hicks, Lello Molinari, Katie Thiroux, DJ Foster, Frank Abrahams, Fernando Huergo, Tino D'Agastino, Yoshi Waki, Florian Feuser, Peter Kontrimas, Max Gerl, Mats Sandahl, Max Ridley, Giuseppe Cucchiara, Giuseppe Campisi, Oren Hardy, Frank Ojeda, Rob Taylor, Loseb Gelovani, Ben Young, Jonny Chapman, Markos Arianos Triantaris, Aaron Liao, Jared Henderson, Tabai Lake, Ruben Carles, Nori Shiota, Zach Brown, Yonatan Marianer, Shin Sakaino, Spencer Stuart, Aaron Darrell, Justin Richey, Noam Weisenberg, Greg Chaplan, Lim Yang, Yoshi Yamada, Jeremy McDonald, Peter Spear, Dan Carpel, Tim Norton, Julian Smith, Takashi Sugawa, Jorge Roeder

Drums

Take Toriyama, Jim Black, Antonio Sanchez, Kendrick Scott, Jorge Rossi, Frank Nemeth, Mark Miralta, Jose "Pepe" Taveira, Mathias Kunzli, Sebastian De Krom, James Williams, Deon Hairston, Ziv Ravitz, Lyndon Rochelle, Jordan Pearlson, Dennis Frehse, Brian McGlaughlin, James Alsanders, Sam Duesler, Mike Prowaznik, Nick Faulk, Lee Fish, Toshio Tanaka, Jeff Fajardo, Matt Brady, Eric Doob, Hamir Atwal, Jody Giachello, Alex Deutsch, Dave Weigert, Ralph Rosen, Bertram Lehmann, Masa Osaka, David Cowan, Dan Platzman, Zach Mangan, Jon Chapman, Ryo Shibata, Roberto Giaquinto, Jeff Guthery, Tito Pascoal, Juan Chiavassa, Juan Saenz, Anthony Fung, Noam Israeli, Jongkuk Kim, Johannes Gritschacher, Jonah Summerfield, Patrick Simard, Adrian Cota, Kazu Odagiri, Tomo Mori, Oscar Suchanek, Angelo Spampinato, Adam Aruder, Dor Herskovits, Gabe Smith, Isaac Haselkorn, Marton Juhasz, Jun Young Song, Vishal Nyak, Cameron Outlaw, Jonathan Pinson, Wen Ming Soh, Mark Whitfield, Brett Hughes, Joey Lefitz, Terry Cambell, Dan Pugach, Juan Flores, Brain McGlaughlin

Vibes

James Westfall, Chris Dingman, Jeff Davis, Matthias Lupri, Simon Moullier, Joe Doubleday

Flute

Jim Connors, Fernando Brandao, Anders Bostrom

Violin

Mads Tolling, Alex Hargreaves

Voice

Chiara Civello, Gretchen Parlato, Rita Martins, Sara Cerpa, Christiane Karam, Kaoruko Yoshida, Deb Pierre

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