John is a Grammy Nominated Music Instructor with over 30 years of performance and teaching experience. He has performed at venues and events such as The KooL Jazz Festival, Madison Square Garden, The Apollo Theater, Radio City Music Hall, Los Angeles Sports Arena and more. As a Conservatory trained musician in Classical music , John branched off as a self-taught R&B/Soul musician to work with the likes of James Brown, Al Green, Cuba Gooding Sr., The Dramatics, The Intruders, Doc Severinsen and many other notables. Currently, Mr. Ellis is National Band Director at Band For Today, Inc. where he works with schools, parents and teachers to produce and teach high quality music education programs which include Band and Piano Classes for K-12.
Students care less about how much the teacher knows if they don't know how much the teacher cares.