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Clinics/Master Classes

Strange Changes offers educational events to fit all occasions. Lead by Berklee College of Music graduate Tom Dowd, and featuring a 9-piece lineup of skilled musicians and educators, Strange Changes gives teachers the perfect way to add road-tested musicianship and experience to any curriculum. Many of the band members are full or part-time teachers with experience across all age groups and musical styles. With musicians specializing in plucked string, woodwind, brass, keyboard and percussion instruments, as well as composition, arrangement, audio engineering, and even film scoring, Strange Changes truly has something to offer every musician of all ages and abilities.  

Strange Changes offers group sessions focusing on the language of jazz improvisation and musical communication for players of all ages. Advanced students can request classes that range from odd-meter improvisation, metric modulation, post tonal theory, advanced chord scale applications, and many more. 

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available in person for students in the Boston area, as well as Connecticut for sax/flute/clarinet, and live via online video from all members of the band. Personal instrumental instruction is available on guitar, piano, drums, bass, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, trumpet, and trombone as well as flute and clarinet. Strange Changes also offers private lessons in recording technique, live sound engineering, audio mixing, music theory, composition, and arranging. Local lessons may be available in other areas depending on the band's touring schedule. 
Send all clinic, masterclass, and private lesson inquiries to:

Strange Changes is:
Tom Dowd – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Composition, Arrangement
Sam Crawford – Lead Guitar
Evan Waaramaa – Keyboards
Greg Toro – Upright and Electric Bass
Erik van Dam – Alto and Baritone Saxophone
Matt Knoegel – Tenor Saxophone
Joe Brogan – Trumpet
Geoff Nielsen – Trombone, Guitar, Vocals, Engineering


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