"Having Abe play for the students was a wonderful opportunity to hear and learn about the music that has its roots firmly planted in our own country.  After all, it's not often our students are exposed to simple jazz with such a smooth and easy beat.  They couldn't help but clap along and enjoy the show." - Principal Sonja Franklin, Lake Placid Elementary School in Lake Placid NY

“What a GREAT assembly. The feedback from both students and staff was that this assembly was amazing. The students absolutely loved listening to Abe play while learning about different styles of music. Students talked about it for days after, leaving a positive impression.” - Principal Xavier Kimber, Brookhaven Elementary School in Rockville MD 

"It was a pleasure to have Mr. Ovadia join our school for an assembly on Jazz.  He was able to infuse the musical performance with historical anecdotes that supported our studies during Black History Month.  Both students and staff had a wonderful experience." - Principal Steven Smith, Mark Newbie Elementary School in Collingswood NJ

“Abe is a fantastic musician with an amicable disposition and engaging personality. His clinics/performance for our students was well planned and kept the students engaged throughout. His presentation was a good balance of question/answering and performing. Abe’s presentation is appropriate for all ages and perfect for any music department or school assembly.” - Jennifer Poorman Hodgson, Band Director at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin NJ

“He was engaging, informative and was able show by example how to improve their playing. The students players were able to see first hand what is possible, and Abe let them see that they were able to get there through the correct direction and practice. Abe spoke to them, not at them” - John Manziano, Band Director at Marlboro Middle School in Marlboro NJ

Abe is equally as passionate about music education as he is performing jazz. He has been teaching music to children of all ages for over fifteen years. He also served as an adjunct professor at New York University while pursuing a Masters Degree in Music.

Assemblies are a wonderful way to teach children about jazz, America’s original art form.They include a concert/presentation followed up by brief question & answer period.

Abe is also available for master classes with students enrolled in the school’s music program.