John Stowell is an in-demand clinician as a jazz guitarist. He has taught internationally  since the late 1970’s, frequently  doing short residencies. In addition to being a virtuoso soloist, he has been called an inspiration to students at every level of musical development because of his wonderful ability to translate complicated theory into meaningful insights and creative applications. He is known for his pragmatic, intuitive teaching style that involves his students and helps them find their own voices in the music. John is  able to speak with authority about the music business as well as a result of his long tenure as a working and touring player.

The purpose of my clinics is to provide insights into both the technical and creative processes for both the student musicians and the serious listener. An informal performance by me is followed by an open-ended question and answer session covering topics ranging from the nature of improvisation and harmony to elements of the music business and self-promotion. In a master class setting, specific demonstrations of scales, substitutions, chord construction and embellishment will also be addressed. Students are also encouraged to play with me and in their own ensembles. Constructive evaluations and critiques will follow.

International Association of Jazz Educators,
New Orleans, LA, and
Albuquerque, NM

Musician's Institute,
Los Angeles, CA

Dick Grove School,
Los Angeles, CA

Berklee School of Music,
Boston, MA

Manhattan School of Music,
New York, NY

Lionel Hampton School of Music,
Moscow, ID

University of North Texas,
Denton, TX

Escuela Para La Formacion Integral
De Musicos,
Buenos Aires, Argentina

University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, UT

BMI Arranger's Workshop  
with Bob Brookmeyer, and Manny Albam,
New York, NY

Stanford Jazz Workshop,
Stanford University, CA

University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, CA

National Guitar Summer Workshop,
Los Angeles, CA

Bud Shank's Pt. Townsend Clinic/Festival,
Pt. Townsend, WA

Institut Musik Daya,
Jakarta, Indonesia

And dozens of others in the USA, Canada,
Asia and South America