Phil DeGreg has over thirty-five years experience as a jazz educator, beginning with road clinics with the Woody Herman band. He is Professor Emeritus from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory, having taught there for 27 years in the jazz studies program. Since the early 1980’s he has been continuously employed on the faculty of the famous Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops, where he has developed skills in working with performing groups, master classes, and individuals. His background in the study of psychology helps Phil encourage and motivate students in addressing internal concerns like effective practicing and performance anxiety. He has appeared as a clinician/guest artist at many institutions and enjoys being of service when he visits.

Institutions Where Phil Has Taught

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
Aquinas College Jazz Festival, Grand Rapids, MI
Arizona State University
Arts Magnet High School, Dallas, TX
Ashland High School Jazz Festival, Ashland, OHÝÝ
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Twin Lakes, MI
Capital University, Columbus, OH
Carleton College, St. Clair, MN
Cincinnati Invitational Jazz Festival, Cincinnati OH
Cornish Institute, Seattle, WA
Cleveland Settlement School, Cleveland OH
Dallas Arts Magnet High School, Dallas, TX
Eastern Illinois Jazz Festival, Charleston IL
Georgia State University, Atlanta GA
Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops, Louisville, Chicago
Jazzwise Summer Jazz Course (Richmond, UK)
Jim Widner Summer Big Band Camps
London College of Music (UK)
Mesa Valley Community College, Phoenix AZ
Miami Dade Community College, Miami FL
Mineral Area College, Flat River MO
Northeastern Oklahoma University, Talequa, OK
Princeton High School Jazz Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Richmond College, London, England (UK)
School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati
St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, OH
Tri-C Community College, Cleveland, OH
University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
University of Montana, Missoula, MN
University of North Texas, Denton TX
Washburn University, Topeka KS
West Fairmont High School, Fairmont, WV
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati OH
West Carrolton High School Jazz Festival, West Carrolton OH
University of South Florida
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Texas at Austin



Jazz Keyboard Harmony

A Practical Voicing Method For All Musicians

Having now sold over 20,000 copies, Phil DeGreg’s text Jazz Keyboard Harmony is used all over the world in classrooms and by musicians of all instruments. The book is a practical and systematic method that teaches how to practice jazz piano voicings so that they become automatic and intuitive.