University of Notre Dame
Adam has been playing the saxophone for over eleven years, and he began teaching private lessons in all woodwinds and brass instruments about 5 years ago while at the University of Notre Dame. He also taught and performed abroad in South Africa and at Lindisfarne College in Hastings, New Zealand. Since graduating, he has obtained a certification to teach K-12 Music in New York. While in Notre Dame, Adam played in the marching band, concert band, and jazz band and performed in many locations including Symphony Hall in Boston, Fenway Park, and several NFL football stadiums. He also currently plays tenor saxophone in the Northwinds Symphonic Band. Adam currently serves as a band director for the Paul Effman Music Service, teaching in nine private schools across Queens and Long Island. Each year he prepares woodwinds and brass students, kindergarten through eighth grade, for Christmas and Spring Concerts. Several of Adam’s students have gone on to successfully participate in NYSSMA. Music is all around us and Adam believes that the main part of a music teacher’s job is to find different ways that every student can connect to music. Once that personal connection is found, practice becomes fun, and students can successfully perform and master new musical concepts.