Fred Rast

Instrument: Saxophone Teacher, Clarinet Teacher

Store: Union Store

Musician for 30+ years

Teaching since 1979 at Music Village Lessons for ages 7 and up

Musical Influences: Richard Stoltzman, John Coltrane, Kenny Garrett

Email address: MPCmaker@yahoo.com

A little background....

Fred Rast has been teaching clarinet and saxophone in San Jose, CA, for the last 23 years after studying music at San Jose State University. Fred has taught at Music Village alone for over 20 years working with student 7 to 70 years old. He is involved in a number of musical groups covering a wide range of styles. Some of these groups include playing clarinet in the Saratoga Symphony, lead alto sax in the "Bob Bouchard Big Band" abd a host of various ethnic bands. Some if these groups include "The Alpiners", playing a variety of European music, Jose Bowen's Klezmer band. He has recorded with "Paul Price's Society Orchestra", "Chico Bavarian Band" and "Marijan Kramar's Oberkrainer Band."