Greg Slawson was born into a family of teachers and musicians. His early training included classical and jazz piano along with electronic music.
He currently teaches classical piano, jazz theory, jazz improvisation, along with electronic music production and audio recording. Greg and his wife, Candice Lee, manage Slawson and Lee Piano Studio which serves over 60 students each week. At The College of Wooster, Greg is an instructor of jazz piano, jazz improvisation, music, technology, recording and he coaches the Jazz Combo. He also built the updated Music Technology Lab in Scheide, troubleshoots technology requests in the Music Department, edits Music Department recordings and manages the Recording Crew.
Greg has also presented numerous lectures to teachers about music instruction and building positive student relationships.
Performing regularly since the eighth grade as a freelance pianist and with various ensembles, including the world/jazz quartet, Kassaba. Greg and Candice started Kassaba in 2002 and performed internationally until 2008. Greg wrote the music for the group whose CD, Dark Eye, was played on over 125 radio stations throughout North America and in Europe. Chamber music, jazz, solo piano repertoire, and eclectic styles are all part of Greg’s diverse performance background.
As a composer, he has written commissions for Arnold Steinhardt (of the Guarneri Quartet), Anita Pontremoli, the Dayton Jazz Orchestra and saxophonist, Harold Ashenfelter. He was a finalist in ASCAP’s Morton Gould Young Composer’s Competition and a prizewinner in the IBLA Grand Prize/European International Composers Competition.
Degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psychology from Wittenberg University and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Greg is also an active content creator. He’s currently producing new videos (many of which contain his original music production) about living a creative life, RV travel and remote work along with using technology to further all of the above topics.