“..terrific event today—straight, no hype, cleanly done, with a focus on real content.
No liner-notes gushing, no hero worship, no myth-making. Charles McPherson is a great source.
A rarity who can talk about what he does. He’s obviously a model of artistic self-awareness
– Dr. Bob Labaree Chair of the History Program at the New England Conservatory.

 Dr. Charles McPherson now offers his expertise via SKYPE

Can’t get to Southern California for a lesson? Charles offers several ways to help you develop your musical style within the genre of jazz performance and improvisation. For all instruments.

Master Class

For a Music or Humanities class at your University or High School: Take advantage of Charles’ expertise in many subjects within the history, culture or performance of America’s own music; Jazz. Scroll through our site here under Teaching/Clinics to read about how Charles has profoundly affected students and professors alike throughout the country while conducting Master Classes and Coaching.

One class lecture $500. Please contact Booking to schedule.

Performance Critique and Analysis for Individuals or Small Combos

Charles will listen to your ensemble, audition tape, or recording/gig and give an in-depth analysis of every aspect of your performance.

One recording critique $120. Please contact Booking to schedule.

Private Lessons

One on one with Charles. ‘Concepts and methods for Jazz Improvisation’ If you’re not lucky enough to live in a city with a Master-Teacher like Charles, here is your opportunity for the next best thing.

One hour-long lesson $150. Please contact Booking to schedule.

Q & A with the Master and Jazz Legend

Pull up a chair, have a cup of coffee, and discuss with the Doctor matters that are important to you concerning America’s own music: Jazz.

One 30 minute session with Charles $100. Please contact Booking to schedule.