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A Full Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music - as well as on faculty at Harvard University’s Jazz Combo Initiative - Laszlo is a master educator. He leads each clinic with skill, conviction, vision and sensitivity. Students come away inspired, creatively charged and with a deeper understanding of their music.

Clinic and Residency Topics Include:

• Piano Master Classes
• Understanding Improvisation
• Contemporary Harmony
• Composition
• Deepening Your Musical Expression

Laszlo's clinics can be tailored to students of jazz, professional jazz musicians, or non-professional musicians. The clinics are designed to give the individual an overall understanding and appreciation of the elements of improvisation, contemporary harmony, and composition on the creation and performance of jazz.

"What Laszlo's accomplished indeed is something very special by winning the Great American Piano Competition... It is indeed something quite unique for us to have that caliber of faculty member who is out doing a variety of things both professional and educational... Laszlo's fits the perfect faculty mold of a good teacher and a world-class performing musician. "

—Dr. Warrick Carter,


In 2015 Gardony conducted clinics in the Dominican Republic with Marco Pignataro, Managing Director of the Berklee Global Institute.

In 2014 he was invited to serve as adjudicator for the Jazz Combo Competition at Harvard.

In 2013 he was one of three Berklee professors to be invited to Brazil to give a week of master classes at the Conservatorio Souza Lima.

In 2012 he was part of the Berklee All Stars group performing in Germany.

In 2002 Laszlo was invited to perform with his trio at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference.

He gave clinics and performed during the 2002 Berklee Scholarship and Audition Tour in Ireland as well.

He also presented clinics at the following colleges and universities:

Great Woods Educational Forum
Hartt School of Music
Rhode Island College
University of Maine
Bradford College
Matrix Music Center in England
Liszt Academy in Hungary
Fullerton College in Los Angeles
Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo
Newpark School in Ireland
SIberlius Academy in Finland
Pop/Jazz Academy in Finand
and many more.

Laszlo holds degrees from the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Science University in Budapest, as well as the Professional Music Diploma from Berklee College of Music.

I think that Laszlo Gardony being as talkative as he is an excellent spokesman for jazz. I think that's one thing that Laszlo's bring his visiblity and his ability to talk about what he's doing, talk about the jazz tradition, talk about his personal path of study. I think that's excellent. A lot of players are not as outspoken. When we deal with radio here, there are a lot of listeners out there who want to know about the player. They can hear his music, but they want to know something about his other side. I think Laszlo being such an eloquent spokesman about his past and about the jazz tradition is wonderful. Now, let's talk about his music. I think his music is just beautiful. I think , in the true tradition of jazz, he has been able to synthesize European elements and the African American elements that make jazz. That's beautiful, that's what we want.

A station like this reaches an awful lot of people. In a course of a week my program, which airs nightly here, reaches about 80,000 people over a wide range covering most of the states here in the Northeast and the United States.

We also maintain a lot of phone contact with our listenership. The phones ring here constantly. I can remember getting a phone call one night about Laszlo Gardony. We had been playing some of Laszlo's music and this phone call comes in from a woman who is frantically screaming about having driven her car off the road from listening to such beautiful music from Laszlo Gardony. So you know Laszlo's music touches a whole lot of people and I'm thankful with our 100,000 watts we can help him touch more.

—Eric Jackson,


If your organization might be interested in a clinic with Laszlo please EMAIL.

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