JEFFREY CHAPPELL is a gifted, innovative teacher who is renowned for his ability to connect with music students of every age, instrument, and level of ability. He teaches improvisation as the Director of Jazz Studies at Goucher College in Baltimore, as a faculty member of the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C., and in master classes and private lessons. He also teaches improvisation to music teachers as a popular lecturer at schools, universities, and music teacher association meetings. He has frequently improvised for silent films at the National Gallery of Art and was a member of The Lenox Ensemble, an improvisation group of classical musicians. He brings an amazing diversity of experience to his teaching: he has performed throughout the world as a classical concert pianist, and he is also a jazz musician, a recording artist, a prizewinning composer, and the author of articles for music magazines as well as “Answers From Silence”, an internationally bestselling book about spirituality. He was a scholarship student at the Curtis Institute, the Peabody Conservatory, and the BMI Musical Theater Workshop.