Rob Cohen

Rob Cohen

I have been playing keyboards professionally for several years doing anything from church organ and cocktail piano to playing in bands that span many different genres: pop cover music, afrobeat, funk, salsa, jazz, blues, rock, and original music in an experimental rock and jazz group. Custom designing the content of lessons to the needs/desires of my individual students, I teach everything from classical technique and reading music to music theory to jazz and rock performance to improvisation as a concept independent of "genre." In addition to instructing performers, I also lend my experience as a composer and arranger to those interested in writing/transcribing music.


Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Other


-Bachelors Degree (Wesleyan University): double major in Music and Mathematics

-Masters Degree (NYU): Secondary Math Education


-received Honors for Music thesis
(which comprised of technical analysis of my own original compositions as well as selected works by Frank Zappa and Sun Ra)

-recipient of the Newton Fellowship through Math for America

-received several solo awards while competing in my hometown's school jazz band


-American Guild of Organists



Frank Zappa


Steinway Web Address


683 Willoughby Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11206
United States


Phone: 484-571-7331