Sasha Kern began taking piano lessons at the age of five and guitar lessons at the age of eleven. He holds a Master’s Degree in Music from the New England Conservatory (NEC), where he focused on performance, composition, and theory in a range of styles, as part of the Contemporary Improvisation Department. As a performer, he plays his own original music which mixes jazz, free improvisation, Brazilian and funk rhythms, and classical harmony. He has also played in numerous jazz groups, blues and rock bands, world music groups, and as a classical soloist.
For over fifteen years, Sasha has held positions as a piano and guitar teacher, teaching students of all ages, backgrounds, levels, and musical interests, while using teaching methods he has developed over the years mixed with those he studied in the Music-in-Education department at NEC. He is able to include music theory, classical technique, jazz and blues improvisation, ear training, and music history in any of his music lessons. His versatility enables him to adapt well to each student’s specific needs.