Adam Stokes is an up and coming young tenor saxophonist. Born in Springfield, MO, Adam began playing saxophone at age 10. By the age of 15, Adam was frequently performing in restaurants and jazz venues with professional jazz combos and big bands. He received his Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Performance, studying under Randy Hamm, from Missouri State University in the spring of 2015, and is currently pursuing his Master's of Music in Jazz Performance at Northern Illinois University under the tutelage of Professor Geof Bradfield. Adam has always sought out opportunities to study with great musicians at every turn. He has studied with greats such as Phil Woods, Jeff Coffin, Rich Perry, Brad Leali, Rick Margitza, and Bob Mintzer.
I have over 5 years of experience teaching students from age 10 all the way thru age 70+. I began teaching private lessons when I began pursuing my Bachelor's degree, teaching students from beginners all the way through advanced. I currently teach private saxophone and clarinet at a small music school in Illinois as well as directing jazz combos at Northern Illinois University as a part of my graduate assistantship. When it comes to a teaching style, I don't believe in one particular way to teach. I approach every student differently, because not everyone learns in the same way. I am willing to work with students of all ages and ability levels.