Adam graduated from Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music in Philadelphia 2005, where he studied with Terell Stafford for 4 years. Since then, Adam has been very active in the Philadelphia music scene, playing gigs and teaching lessons full time.
Making as many connections as possible has led Adam to collaborate with projects spanning many musical genres. Current projects include West Philadelphia Orchestra, Johnny Showcase and the Mystic Ticket, Falsa, and RK$TDY.
When Adam is not in the recording studio, playing a wedding, or in the pit for a musical production, he teaches the fundamentals of brass playing, theory, ear training and jazz improvisation to students of all levels. Adam began teaching private lessons in 2003 and came highly recommended by the faculty at Temple University.
Teaching style: Laid back, yet focused on working towards set goals.
Advice to new musicians: Check out as much music that inspires you as possible. The best way is to see bands play live shows, but listening to recordings is great.. Practice the fundamentals every day in order to master the instrument as if it were an extension of your own body. And have fun!
Fun fact: Science has shown that musical training can change brain structure and function for the better. It can also improve long-term memory and lead to better brain development for those who start at a young age.