(All lessons are held in private studios at Enumclaw Music.)
Woodwinds, Jazz Workshop
Levels taught: All
Ages taught: 6+
Doug teaches private and group lessons on all the woodwinds including flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon. In addition, he also teaches Native American flute, Irish whistle, and the Yamaha WX5 wind controller, and offers lessons in jazz improvisation on any instrument.
Doug started his study of music under well-known northwest band director Hal Sherman, and went on to pursue woodwinds at Western Washington University under the baton of Bill Cole. Doug studied sax, flute, and clarinet privately from Seattle’s finest, Johnnie Jessen, and bassoon from Mark Eubanks, now principle bassoonist with the Oregon Symphony, and clarinet with Eugene Zoro at WWU. He went on to study flute with Phyllis Franklin.
While playing professionally in Las Vegas and the Seattle/Tacoma area, he performed at the 5th Avenue Theater, the Paramount, Caesar’s Palace, and the Las Vegas Hilton, with many shows and name acts including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ann Margret, and A Chorus Line. He also toured with Heart in their 1980 World Tour.