Derek maintains a private studio, where he teaches some of the best high school students the state of New Jersey has to offer, as well as college/conservatory students, and adult students over age 60.  He caters his teaching to one’s own personal goals…whether it be orchestral, solo literature, competitions, or just getting a better sound.  Derek does not follow the traditional “cookie cutter”/”one size fits all” method of teaching and will set a course of study that is as individual and unique as each of his own students.

In addition he is also a faculty member at Bard College and Montclair State University. If you are interested in a lesson or a visit to Bard or Montclair State, he would love to hear from you, please message him via his contact page.