Michael Jefry Stevens

Study music with Michael Jefry Stevens

"“You are still the teacher that I compare all other teachers to. You are also the teacher that I try to be the most like. I can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve given me.."
Colin Stack
Composer/Educator
"Michael has an insightful way of recognizing the individual strengths of his musicians, and creating opportunities for them to reach their highest level of performance.”
Jens Christian Jensen
Royal Academy of Music
"Michael is one of the most generous teachers I’ve ever had: generous with his incredible musicality and knowledge, generous with his time, and generous with his heart."
Amy Kohn
NYC composer/vocalist/pianist
"“It was studying with Michael Jefry Stevens that enabled me to set the foundation for how to compose, improvise, and navigate the world of jazz and creative music. His vast knowledge, experience, and encouragement provided me with a road map that has influenced my entire career."
Amanda Monaco
Associate Professor of Music at Berklee College

Michael has taught piano, improvisation, and composition throughout the world.

He was artist in residence for at EMU Conservatory in La Plata, Argentina between 2005 and 2010, and has taught at the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, Sibelius Academy in Finland, University of Michigan, Indiana University, and many other educational institutions in Europe, Latin America and North America. 

He has lead school clinics and masterclasses for both high schools and universities and currently is on the music faculty of East Tennessee State University where he teaches jazz piano, theory, improvisation, jazz history and composition.

How can Michael help you?

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Jazz, blues,
and popular piano
ages 12 to adult

Michael's specialty is jazz and teaches all instruments in all styles of improvised music.
Contact Michael to talk about piano lessons

Composition & Arranging

Learn all aspects of composition within the various styles of your choosing.

Learn form, harmony, texture, rhythm, and arranging
Contact Michael to talk about learning composition

Clinics & Masterclasses

Michael provides an engaging interactive learning experience for high school and university students.

His extensive library of ensemble charts can fit into any skill level.
Contact Michael for school clinics