Name: Rob Peske
Grade Level Preference: 6-12
Geographic Availability: ND, MN, MT, SD
Fee per-day: $200 -$240 per day. (Negotiable)
Phone Number: 701.425.3503
Rob Peske has been performing and teaching Jazz for over 15 years and currently directs the Bismarck State College Jazz and Percussion Ensembles. He is an active performer, teacher, and clinician. Rob’s students and ensembles have won awards throughout the region and the country.
Everyone can learn. Music isn’t about having talent and being the best, it is about expressing ideas and feelings through music and sound. As America’s art form, Jazz Improvisation is one of the most exciting and engaging tools for teaching expression, creativity, and community. Whether you are an experienced musician or a fresh beginner, learning to improvise will expand your creative potential and help you find your inner voice!
SAMPLE RESIDENCY INFORMATION
Residency Title: Expression Yourself through words and sounds
Grade Level: 9-12
Number of Sessions: 5-8, 50 minute sessions
Public speaking is one of the biggest fears for people and a required instructional area of the new Common Core standards. Improvisation is similar to public speaking and can be used to teach techniques for improving this important skill. During this residency, students will learn the steps for creating an improvised solo and for arranging a jazz tune, and connect these skills to public speaking through the process of creating and telling their own stories. Rob Peske, Jazz Musician and Educator, will lead each session by playing music, demonstrating techniques, and providing support and encouragement for students as they master these important skills.
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
(701) 328-7595 (Fax)
Hours of business are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on National Holidays