Richard Brooks has been an active musician in the Connecticut-New York area for over 30 years. He works as a violinist in both classical and jazz genres, as a teacher, and as a conductor. He has recorded 2 CD's of his original pop/jazz and was a featured artist at the 1989 New Haven Jazz Festival. Brooks has conducted for school festivals in Connecticut and in Westchester and Putnam counties in New York. He held conducting positions in Danbury, Cheshire and Norwalk Connecticut. He stresses a foundation of classical technique in his teaching, but encourages branching out to jazz, rock, or fiddling once a level of competence has been achieved. He prefers hour-long or 45 minute lessons and discourages half-hour lessons as being inadequate to achieve significant progress.
Richard Brooks performs concerts and club dates featuring his original music and a few standards. He performs in duo, trio, quartet or quintet ensembles.
Examples of his music can be heard and downloaded by clicking on "Contact."
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