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Lee Evans


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Performing Arts

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Dr. Lee Evans (Professor of Music) completed degrees at NYU and Columbia University, receiving his MA and EdD from the latter. Author, composer, and arranger of approximately 100 music books (Hal Leonard, publisher) in the U.S., 38 in Japan, and 2 in the former Soviet Union, Evans has succeeded in bringing to keyboard students and teachers an understanding of and feeling for jazz. His jazz series is an outgrowth of his belief that jazz can be broken down into identifiable elements and taught in a methodical, sequential manner compatible with classical teaching methods. His most recent piano publications for The FJH Music Company include Color Me Jazz, Books 1 and 2 for late elementary to early intermediate levels; Ole! Original Latin-American Dance Music, and Fiesta! Original Latin-American Piano Solos, both for the intermediate level. His most recent book (2013) for Hal Leonard Corporation is entitled Crash Course In Chords. Evans is also co-author/composer of Keyboard Fundamentals, 6th Edition (Stipes Publishing), a piano method for adult beginners.


BA , New York University , New York, NY

EdD , Columbia University, Teachers College , New York, NY
College Teaching of Music

MA , Columbia University, Teachers College , New York, NY
Music Education


Evans, L. Crash Course In Chords.

Evans, L. (2016). Classics With A Touch Of Jazz. Hal Leonard Corporation.

Evans, L. (2015). An Inspirational Approach to Teaching Composition. Clavier Companion. (Issue May/June)

Evans, L. (2015). Bebop: An Inside Look At The Dynamics of Modern Jazz. The California Music Teacher. (Issue Winter 2015)

Evans, L. (2015). Hitting That Stride. The South African Music Teacher. (Issue January 2015)

Evans, L. (2015). Jazz, Ragtime, Blues. The California Music Teacher. (Issue Fall 2015)

Evans, L. (2015). Precursors To A Precursor Of Jazz. Piano Guild Notes. (Issue Fall 2015)

Evans, L. (2015). Teaching Intervals: A Basic Theory Review. Piano Guild Notes. (Issue Winter 2015)

Evans, L. (2015). Teaching Melodic Transposition: Its Value And Most Effective Procedure. Piano Guild Notes. (Issue Fall 2015)

Evans, L. (2015). Why Actors Should Learn Music and Why Music Should Be Taught. METHODS: The Pedagogy of Acting (Pace University). (Issue Fall 2015)

Evans, L. (2015, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 8). "Lenny" (re Leonard Bernstein). The Pace Press (Pace University).

Evans, L. (2014). "I Hear Singing But There's No One There" - Understanding Voicing and Voice Leading. Piano Guild Notes. (Issue Summer 2014)

Evans, L. (2014). Best of IN RECITAL SOLOS, Books 3, 5, and 6 Original Piano Solos: Zigzag; Ragamuffin; Boogie-Woogie Fantasy; and Bach and Blue. Fort Lauderdale, FL: FJH Music Company.

Evans, L. (2014). Chord Brain Teasers: Revoicing Challenges. The California Music Teacher. (Issue Summer 2014)

Evans, L. (2014). Homage To Bill Evans (Article and Original Piano Composition). JAZZed Magazine. (Issue March 2014)

Evans, L. (2014). Homage to Eubie Blake (Original Piano Composition). JAZZed Magazine. (Issue Aug/Sept)

Evans, L. (2014). Joyful Jazz: An Homage to Horace Silver. JAZZed Magazine. (Issue Nov/Dec 2014)

Evans, L. (2014). Minor Scales: A Hug And A Kiss, Or Just A Handshake?. Clavier Companion. (Issue Jan 2014)

Evans, L. (2014). More Jazz Luminaries And Their Contributions To the Evolution of Jazz History. Piano Guild Notes. (Issue Summer 2014)

Evans, L. (2014). Notable Next-Door Neighbors. Clavier Companion. (Issue July/Aug 2014)

Evans, L. (2014). Stride Piano Style. JAZZed Magazine. (Issue Aug/Sept)

Evans, L. (2014). The Octatonic Scale; What Is It?. The California Music Teacher. (Issue Jan 2014)


More than 100 published music books in the U.S. (Hal Leonard Corporation publisher) plus a substantial number of published books in Japan plus numerous articles in music magazines

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