Wednesday, February 21, 2024

 Guitar Lessons Online?  JackTrip is your answer

Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, teachers everywhere, and in every subject, have struggled to master the technology needed to have successful classes, or one-on-one sessions with students.

While this has ironed out quickly in most areas of education, music teachers have been stymied in using zoom, due to the issue of latency. I struggled with this myself, and was lucky to run across a technology that has made online teaching a joy. Latency is very minimal (depending on the location of the student), and the quality of sound is lifelike. JackTrip, as it is known was developed first at Stanford University in the early 2000's.

Since then it has become so easy to use as a teacher and as a student, that most lessons go by without a technical hitch to complain about. The best part is that I can play music simultaneously with my students, whether accompanying their songs, playing classical duets, or just doing some blues improv.

Currently all of my teaching is online. If you wish to inquire about lessons, contact me at

I am happy to tell you all I can about JackTrip and how we might start successful online lessons together.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

In the Bleak Midwinter - arranged by Pasquale Bianculli 

Katherine Lerner Lee, mezzo soprano

My new recording of an arrangement of "In the Bleak Midwinter" has been released. It features the mezzo-soprano, Katherine Lerner Lee and myself playing guitar.

The Score is available through BERGMANN EDITIONS:

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Come and hear some music this Spring....Baroque at its best!!!
Presented by the wonderful people at the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Heights.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sortilege d'Amour! the French Cantata

Friday, February 24th at 8:00 PM
BaroQue Across the River
Chamber music in historic places

Sortilege d'Amour! the French Cantata

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The cantata was a highly successful genre in the early 18th century. This lighter music of the splendid French baroque remains a favorite of our group!  Visiting timeless stories of two legendary enchanting musicians, our program offers Rameau’s Orphee and Campra’s Arion, the beauty of Rameau’s Rossignols amoureux, harpsichord Pièces de Clavecin en concert #3and Sonatas of Michele Mascitti.

Founded in 2000, BaroQue Across the River, a Brooklyn-based early music ensemble, is dedicated to bringing unique programming of 18th century masterpieces to a 21st century audience.


The concert begins at 8:00 PM.
Pre-concert chat begins at 7:15 PM.

Tickets for these concerts
are available only at the door.  
   $20 general admission
($10 with a valid current educational ID). 
Cash only, please.  

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The Box Office telephone number for all events at Drew is 973-408-3917.

Programs and performers are subject to change.

Individuals needing special assistance, please contact Drew''s office of Housing, Conferences, and Hospitality at 973-408-3103 at least five working days prior to the event to ensure appropriate arrangements. 

Timeless Wonders: Love Songs & Instrumental Music

Save the Date! 

Tuesday Feb. 21st, 2012 7:00 PM

U.S Columbarium (Chapel)

61-40 Mount Olivet Crescent
Middle Village, NY 11379


BaroQue Across the River

In Concert

Timeless Wonders: Love Songs & Instrumental Music

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