Dr. John Kuzmich Jr. is a veteran music educator, jazz educator and music technologist. His music technology column appears regularly in School Band and Orchestra magazine with more than 110 feature articles (http://www.kuzmich.com/articles.html) published on-line since 1998. Dr. Kuzmich is a nationally known music educator recently retired after 40+ years of public school teaching experience with a specialties in videoconferencing, jazz education and music technology instruction.. He has institute certification from TI:ME (Technology Institute for Music Educators) to serve as a training instructor throughout the country. His academic background also includes a Ph.D. in comprehensive musicianship. As a freelance author, he has more than 500 articles and five textbooks published. As a clinician, Dr. Kuzmich frequently participates in workshops throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia, and South America. In the next twelve months, he will be teaching in Hawaii, Poland and Brazil. For more information about John, visit his Web site
Check out this link to see how John teaches Jazz Combo/Improvisational concepts http://www.kuzmich.com/Jazz_Master.html.
Find out why 40 years is better than less with an entry-level improvisation workshop videos taken at Ponahou High School in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2006 using jazz ensemble, girl's choir, symphonic band and string orchestra. If I can teach improvisation in those non-traditional jazz settings, jazz band was very easy and even more straight-forward. Here is the "Rest of the Story" to demonstrate that jazz improvsation can be taught to everybody via a 50+ minute workshop in its entirety http://www.kuzmich.com/Ponahou_Entire.ram (President Obama's high school).
As a music technology software specialiost, many on-line videoconferencing classes are offered over the Internet. To see his variety of courseware, go to: http://www.kuzmich.com/Summer_Clinics.html, http://www.kuzmich.com/clinics2/time.htm, and http://www.kuzmich.com/clinics2/workshops.htm. John is now the sole distributor of Mastering Music by Datasonics, Inc. (http://www.datasonics.com.au) of Sydney, Australia which is the only true music suite with a single seamless interface for seven music applications all within a program. For information more about his music technology clinics, go to
1. Music notation
2. Midi Sequencer
3. Digital Audio Sequencer
4. Film Scoring
5. Music Theory
6. Aural Training