In addition to being a working jazz bassist, Sherry Luchette is also a bass and jazz combo instructor at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and previously led the Young Child music classes at The Bloom School of Music and Dance. She was notably the Pre-K-3 music director for The Buckley School and a bassist with Antonia Bennett. Sherry received her B.M.E with a minor in jazz and performance from Youngstown State University Dana School of Music and her master’s in classical bass performance at Cleveland State University. She has reached Orff Level I and Jazz Orff Level I and completed Kindermusik Training Levels 1 and 2 as well as Music Rhapsody Training for Babies through Elementary. Sherry is the 2003 Fellowship Recipient for Elementary Jazz Education Research and is the is the author/clinician of three book/CD sets for elementary jazz educations titled “The Flying Jazz Kittens”. She is a member of many organizations including the National Association for Music Education, Jazz Education Network and Suzuki Strings Association.
Indiana Music Education Association
Professional Development Conference-January 16-18, 2020
Sherry will be a clinician at a the IMEA Professional Development Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
I wanted to express my thanks for your wonderful jazz workshops during the Saturday morning sessions of the OMEA Conference...I bought your book "The Flying Jazz Kittens" and began using it with mu Kindergarten students this week. They already love scat singing...your approach has lifted the veil of mystery surrounding (jazz).
Great Falls, MT.
I just want to let you know that I've been doing a jazz unit with your book and it's been AWESOME. The kids love it and are successful!!!
T. TORRENS, Dallas TX
I wanted to let you know about how much fun me and my students had with your Book/CD last spring. We used it as a Jazz unit and I had the whole school scatting! We also used your blues tracks and scales as a starting point for improvisation on barred instruments. Keep the good stuff coming!
I just wanted to take a minute and let you know how I'm having with my K-6 kids using your ideas from the recent IAJE conference...I've started with "Swingin' the Blues Away " and incorporating your ideas into it. It's so much fun to see these little guys learning to enjoy jazz. Your stuff makes it so much easier to teach than a lot of other methods and materials.