Maestro Jerome Couture M.S.T. is President and founder of The Music School, Inc. and a master teacher and performer on 21 instruments. His early teachers were from Julliard and Russia. He won scholarships to study conducting at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, teacher training at the University of Michigan with Robert Culver, and orchestral studies at the University of Washington with James DePriest, Murry Sidlin and Rafael Druian. Jerome earned his B.A and M.S.T. from Portland State University, and earned acclaim as musical director and conductor for Portland Civic Theatre, and as string specialist in the West Linn and Lake Oswego school districts. Mr. Couture is a prolific composer, performer and arranger, and released his debut album "Too Haute To Handle" in 1988 followed by a tour with the Jerome Couture Fusion Quintet (JeromeCouture.com). He is a frequent performer at local blues and jazz clubs, and has performed as soloist under the baton of James DePriest and with the Marylhurst Symphony. Jerome spent the last 30 years writing, arranging, performing and recording with Corinne Couture as the Haute Couture Duo, and has become a computer technician, web designer, and videographer. He is currently developing a unified theory about how people learn based upon the thousands of lessons taught at The Music School and research done throughout the scientific world, and filming a series of teaching videos based upon that theory. An avid athlete, Jerome competed in the 1979 Portland Marathon.