Richard Page

Richard Page has been a member of the Franklin Pierce University faculty since 1985. He is a graduate of Westfield State College in Massachusetts and has done graduate work at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. He studied clarinet with Chester Hazlett and saxophone with Phillip DeLibero.

Rick founded and has directed the Franklin Pierce Jazz Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble and Clarinet Ensemble. His duties include private instruction in saxophone and he has assisted with and performed in the orchestra for many of our spring musicals.

Rick has been a teacher in the Winchendon, MA public Schools for over 30 years. He is a long-time member of the Petersham Brass Band. He performs and records regularly with the original barbecue rock band, Trailer Park, He has also recorded and performed with: The Young@Heart Chorus, Lux Deluxe, The Johnny Memphis Band, Eric Olsson Band and Unit 7.  He resides in Greenfield, MA with his partner, Margaret and their son Nico.

Richard Page

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Jazz Ensemble

The Franklin Pierce Jazz Ensemble is one of the most popular performing groups in the music program. Combo-style jazz makes up the basic repertoire, featuring composers from the 1950s to the present such as Herbie Hancock and Thelonius Monk.

Jazz Ensemble emphasizes the development of improvisational techniques and student compositions are always encouraged. Whether you have jazz experience or not, you are welcome in the University's Jazz Ensemble.

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Piano Jazz Ensemble at Franklin Pierce University
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Private Instruction in Clarinet and Saxophone

Saxophone and Clarinet lessons focus on the development of musicianship and performance. We help you reach your personal musical goals through standard repertoire as well as student-selected works. Work in improvisational techniques is encouraged.

Private lessons meet once weekly for forty-five minutes. Two credits are awarded upon successful completion. Beginners are welcome.

 Jazz Ensemble at Franklin Pierce University