Teaching Artist Statement
Music should be fun-and serious! Studying music can introduce an individual to many different emotions and opportunities. Exploring music lets each individual student gain greater confidence in other areas of their lives. I try and teach my students the fundamentals of being a great pianist, but also how to listen to what the "Masters" of any given musical idiom have left for us to emulate. From Bach to Adele, we can all learn from these great artists.
Pianist, arranger, and songwriter Anthony Geraci graduated from Berklee College of Music with a B.A. Degree, and from Skidmore College with a M.A. degree in Jazz Studies. Anthony taught for over twelve years at Johnson State College in Vermont in the Fine Arts Department where he taught jazz piano, rock ensembles, songwriting, as well as Blues and World Music history courses. He teaches in the Jazz/Rock/Pop Department at the South Shore Conservatory as well as having taught piano for over thirty years to beginners through advanced students.
Pianist, arranger, and songwriter Anthony Geraci graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a B.A. Degree, and from Skidmore College with a M.A. degree in Jazz Studies. Anthony has toured the world playing such prestigious festivals as the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), as well as concerts throughout Europe, Lebanon, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Anthony was nominated for a Best Traditional Blues Grammy Award in 2000 for his work on Super Harps I (Telarc International Records), and currently has received five 2012 Blues Music Awards (Blues Foundation-Memphis, TN) for his work on Evening (Severn Records) with the critically acclaimed blues band Sugar Ray and the Bluetones. He has had the honor to back up blues legends such as Muddy Waters, BB King, Keb Mo’, Big Mama Thorton, Chuck Berry, Otis Rush and many more. Anthony has been featured on over fifty recordings with artists such as Ronnie Earl, Duke Robbilard, Debbie Davies, and Chicago harmonica pioneer Big Walter Horton. His new jazz recording Serendipity (HugaDog Records) is currently receiving airplay in the United States, Europe, Israel, Canada, South Africa and Japan.