What we do

high level musical instruction for beginners to advanced students

Woodwind Instruction

Classical and Jazz for saxophones, clarinet, and flute

Drum Set Instruction

Drum set instruction for beginner to intermediate students with an emphasis on jazz drumming.

Guitar Instruction

Private Jazz lessons

Bass Instruction

Bass instruction for all levels in classical and jazz.

Ensemble Instruction

Build a strong foundation in improvisation and group interaction through Jazz.

Recording Sessions

BaseStation68 is equip with CuBase 8.5 recording software and 16 channels for live recording.

About Us

BaseStation68 aims to provide a strong foundation in improvisation and group interaction through the study of the great American Art Form – Jazz. Focusing particular attention on the small groups of the be-bop, post-bop, and hard bop eras, we study and perform music from such composers as Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Bobby Timmons, Wayne Shorter, Gigi Gryce, Hank Mobley, as well as other seminal jazz composers of the 50s and 60s. Our studio encourages participation of all levels, beginner to advanced. Private classical lessons are offered on saxophone, clarinet, flute, acoustic bass, and cello, with private jazz lessons available on rhythm section and melodic instruments. BaseStation68 is equip with CuBase 8.5 recording software and 16 channels for live recording.

Our faculty

We are professional, practicing muscians and recording artists
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Cara Silvernail

Instructor
A multi-saxophonist and woodwind specialist with a degree in applied saxophone from Michigan State University, followed closely by the Jazz and Contemporary music program at the New School for Social Research. Cara is the founder of the local jazz venue Amity Blues, a community service.
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Richard Thomson

Instructor
Richard Thomson is a graduate of The New School for Social Research, Jazz and Contemporary music program. He has a progressive and avant garde approach to music and a love of jazz. He continues to enjoy teaching, composition, philosophy, and the cultural diversity in the world in which we live.

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