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Edward Habis is a dedicated musician teaching private lessons online and in the Washington, D.C. area.
Shenandoah University Music Conservatory
Bachelor of Music
Jazz Studies
Piano Performance
Edward Habis

Mr. Edward Habis is a graduate from Shenandoah University Music Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies in Piano Performance. He studied Jazz under Dr. Robert Larson (Jazz Piano Teacher, Instrumental Division), Mr. Alan Baylock, and Chief Arranger of the Airmen of Note. Dr. Craig Fraedrich (Performed in the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble). Mr. Habis has performed on stage as a lead jazz pianist in the Shenandoah Music Conservatory Jazz Ensemble (Big Band) under the direction of Alan Baylock and Dr. Craig Fraedrich. Also, he has performed jazz music for piano drawing from his own arrangements of video game music into jazz and from his original compositions on influences and development of fictional story telling and visual animation. His jazz performance reflects jazz music from the early 1920’s to today’s modernistic jazz.

Mr. Habis enjoys teaching jazz music to people of all ages. His interests in teaching stems from his strong music foundation having learned empirical concepts of music and its practical applications to compose and perform and teach jazz piano along with other instruments. Mr. Habis likes to follow the state of the arts methods to teach music. Also, he likes to tailor these learning methods to encourage students to apply what is being learned.

Mr. Habis is an award winner of the 2009 Prince William County in Music Talent and Composition. He received his award from the National Chapter of the Pi Lambda of the Psi Psi Fraternity. Also, he started learning music in elementary school. During his elementary, middle and high school years he studied classical music and performed music for violin. For selective events, he played violin in the Manassas Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Habis is native of Arlington, Virginia, but has travelled extensively overseas giving him a deep appreciation and understanding of cultural and language diversities and interpersonal enrichment to communicate with others effectively. During his childhood years, Mr. Habis was accompanied by his parents who were members of the U.S Diplomatic Service. He received his elementary education from the International British and American Schools respectively in Bangladesh, Niger and Yemen. Also, he visited countries in South East Asia, Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Latin America. He has a workable understanding of Spanish Language.


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