Over 25 years and counting!

John has taught Orchestration and Arranging at Maryville University-St. Louis since 2004 as well as a nationwide online course on the history of Jazz. Additionally, he taught at Fontbonne University and St. Louis Public Schools for many years; during his tenure with SLPS, he was recognized as Music Teacher of the Year  and awarded the Office Max “A Day Made Better” Teacher of the Year. He has also mentored dozens of educators, performers, and composer/arrangers.