David R. Adler is a music writer and educator, guitarist/vocalist and longtime New Yorker now living in northern England. From 2010-2017 he taught jazz history at the Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College-CUNY) and appeared as a guest lecturer at New York University, Hunter College, Baruch College and the 92nd Street Y. From 2017-2022 he lived in Athens, Georgia, continuing to write as well as perform solo and with local musicians. He also completed coursework and practicum fieldwork in K-12 Music Education, earning his teaching certificate from the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. In July 2022 he relocated with his family to Crofton, Wakefield, just south of Leeds in the UK. He continues to write liner notes and press materials for musicians around the world, and recently began work as an itinerant guitar teacher in West Yorkshire primary schools. He has also joined the Artis Foundation’s team of specialist instructors, delivering innovative performing arts lessons in the Yorkshire area.
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