“The study of the art of music is sufficient unto itself, whether its application be professional or otherwise, and takes an essential place in the raising of a global citizen.”
• M.M., New England Conservatory
• B.M., Berklee College of Music
Ed Broms recently moved back to New York City from the Boston area where he served on the piano, jazz, rock and pop faculty of the South Shore Conservatory. He began his musical life at the age of 11 when he joined the St. Mary’s National Boy Choir in Maryland. He then went on to study the piano under his mentor, Tristan Rhodes. Other musical mentors include Ran Blake, John LaPorta and Joe Maneri.
Ed has a deeply philosophical approach to teaching. “The study of the art of music is sufficient unto itself, whether its application be professional or otherwise, and takes an essential place in the raising of a global citizen.” He enjoys working with students of all ages. “Working with young children requires focusing on the fascination and wonderment that music and instruments offers. For them it is magic.” He also enjoys teaching adults, helping them develop their musical skills and guiding them to a deeper understanding of the inner workings of music.
Now a multi-instrumentalist, (including piano, pipe organ, Hammond organ, electric bass, voice, guitar, percussion) Ed performs across a spectrum of genres. Drawing on an expansive knowledge of repertoire and performance practices spanning the globe and the centuries, Ed curates performances including organ and piano works, jazz, progressive rock as well as multi-media performances involving artists from such disciplines as dance, theater and the visual arts. Having tutored students at Berklee, incorporating music theory into his private lessons and studying harmony, counterpoint and spending hours writing music and composing, Ed is excited to take on Music Theory at Bloomingdale. He sees music theory as something that is to be incorporated in a students’ education along with instrument or voice study, using those as tools to connect students with the notation and pen to paper methods.
When Ed is not pursuing his music he also enjoys yoga, trail running, math and reading.