Pianist, arranger, author, and educator, Christopher Azzara has taught and performed on four continents. He has produced and performed on studio and educational recordings. Internationally recognized for research and writings on music education, Christopher Azzara incorporates wisdom and humor into his presentations about music learning. Dr. Azzara is Professor & Chair of Music Education and Affiliate Faculty of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School of Music. Known for innovations in music teaching and learning, Azzara offers extensive music learning expertise that reflects his academic research and his experience as a father of three children.