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Dr. Robert L. Jefferson ~ Music Teacher, Vocalist, Pianist

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  • A master of the sacred genre, Dr. Jefferson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona, a Master of Music degree from the University of Houston, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland.
  • Years ago, when Dr. Robert L. Jefferson wanted to teach students Gospel piano, there were no teaching resources available.  So he decided to create the materials himself.  He wrote How To Play Gospel Music For BeginnersHow to Play Gospel Music for Beginners Book 2Gospel Music Performance Practice and Technique Volumes 1 & 2 and Spirituals and Gospel Music Performance Practice: A Dual Curriculum that Bridges the Cultural Divide.
  • In addition to teaching piano and voice lessons in Gospel music, he has also developed a certification program for Gospel music in conjunction with Nazareth College and Seminary.
  • He has created a curriculum of Gospel music education for colleges and universities with the goal of giving students the opportunity to graduate with a degree in the genre.
  • Dr. Jefferson has performed with such notable organizations as the Houston Grand Opera, the United States Air Force Pacific Air Command Ensemble in Tokyo, Japan as well as the Soldiers’ Chorus of The United States Army Field Band, Washington, DC.
  • He has also performed with major symphonic orchestras and in concert halls including Strathmore, Meyerhoff, Boston Symphony and Carnegie Hall.
  • He is a gifted vocalist, pianist, music teacher and college professor.