SAXOPHONE, CLARINET, PIANO & VOCALS
Kenan is a musician, composer, and educator raised in Gurnee, IL. He holds a Bachelor's Degree with a focus in Music Composition from Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has studied a variety of music from Gregorian chant to jazz saxophone to Okinawan sanshin. As a saxophonist and jazz musician, he has studied under renowned teachers Dick Oatts, Terrell Stafford, and Shannon LeClaire. He performs and records regularly as a leader and collaborator.
As an educator, Kenan draws on his breadth of experience to nurture his students’ individual interests. He teaches a range of subjects, including music literacy, composition/songwriting, improvisation, technique, and simply learning to play beloved songs. He works to provide students of all ages with the tools, knowledge, and support to achieve their goals.
When not engaged in music, Kenan spends much of his time visiting natural areas to botanize, wildcraft, and learn from his surroundings and non-human neighbors. His studies in natural health and ecology inform his teaching, supporting a holistic pedagogy that helps students lead physically and emotionally sustainable musical lives.
Kenan looks forward to getting to know each of his students and is grateful to be a part of their musical journey. Offering Online and In-Studio Lessons.