Why do you teach? I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching for many years. Music is an infinite art form in which one can continue to grow and develop. I find it a joy to share the exploration of mind over matter. Most important to me is that we must always allow ourselves time to process and respond. Emphasis is on good practice habits and making the best use of time.
Teaching Biography: Pianist/Teacher Charles Jones is a graduate of the Juilliard School (Master of Music) and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Bachelor of Music). His major teachers include the late Irwin Freundlich at Julliard, and Clifton Matthews at UNCSA. Mr. Jones also coached with the late Seymour Lipkin. He teaches a wide range of students from age 6 through adults, beginners through advanced. He is on the faculties of the Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Arts Center, Sumerkeys Music Camp for Adults (Lubec, Maine), Turtle Bay Music School, and the Harlem School of the Arts, where he was assistant chairman of the piano department for several years.
Performance Biography: Pianist/Teacher Charles Jones is a graduate of the Juilliard School (Master of Music) and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Bachelor of Music). Mr. Jones has performed solo and chamber music throughout the Eastern USA and Rome, Italy, as well as soloist with orchestras. Radio appearances include "Concert Grande" with Bruce Posner (WFUV), "Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute" and "HSA: A Place to Grow" (WQXR) as well as "Young American Artists," and "Around the Town" (WNYC). Other appearances include recitals at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and the Wolfeboro Friends of Music, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Charles Jones joined the faculty of the TBMS in the fall of 2014.