Willie Myette is a Providence, RI-based pianist and jazz educator. He graduated from Boston’s Berklee University of Music in 1994 and continued to review privately with pianist Fred Hersch. His very own teaching experiences during this time period led him to discovered JazzKids, a jazz education plan geared toward kids. He crafted a curriculum for this program via two books, First Ventures in Jazz and Even more Ventures in Jazz. These books feature first compositions (called after Myette’s learners) which provide to familiarize children with concepts such as for example ear teaching and improvisation. Furthermore to his teaching actions, Myette performs frequently using the Willie Myette Trio, offering Tag Carlsen on bass and Jack port Menna on drums. Myette’s available, modern style is usually well-showcased around the trio’s 1997 debut THAT IS Jazz.