David Eisenreich - Curricular Percussion Instructor

David Eisenreich first joined the staff at Evanston Township High School in 2013-2014, and then returned to the position in 2016. Assisting in all things percussion, he directs the drumline and percussion ensemble, teaches private lessons, and oversees the maintenance of the percussion inventory.


Born in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, David began his percussion studies with Paul Evans, David Throckmorton and Dr. David Glover. He received his bachelor's of music degree from Rutgers University, studying with She-e Wu, Chris Deviney and Alan Abel, and his master's of music degree from Northwestern University, as a student of She-e Wu, James Ross, Ruben Alvarez and Willie Jones III. Post graduation, David participated in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago's two-year fellowship, under the guidance of James Ross and Cynthia Yeh.

David has made Chicago his home, working as a freelance performer and educator.

Brian Gephart - Jazz Saxophone

Phone: (847) 212-3872

Brian Gephart is a jazz tenor player and composer in the Chicago area.  He has been a member of the ETHS Jazz combo faculty since 2010 and teaches several of our jazz saxophonists.

Peter Roothaan - Jazz Saxophone

Phone: (847) 644-3449

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Jazz saxophonist Peter Roothaan is equally comfortable on tenor and alto saxophones.


He has performed alongside (and learned from) many of the greats of jazz saxophone, including James Moody, David “Fathead” Newman, Bennie Golson, Jimmy Heath, Hank Crawford, Von Freeman, Bobby Watson, and Donald Harrison.


He has performed with legendary jazz singers such as Nancy Wilson and Freddie Cole, guitarist Henry Johnson, organist Chris Foreman, drummer Greg Rockingham, and many others.

Appearances include Ravinia, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago’s Symphony Center, Millenium Park, the Ocho Rios Jazz Fest in Jamaica, The Jazz Cruise, and at nationally recognized jazz clubs.


In addition to his duties at ETHS as Assistant Jazz Band Director, Mr. Roothaan is the Jazz Band Director at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School in Deerfield Illinois.


Mr. Roothaan maintains a private teaching studio in Evanston Illinois. He teaches jazz saxophone, jazz theory and performance, and methods of improvisation. His understanding of teaching and performing jazz is enhanced by his jazz piano skills, allowing him to effectively accompany students when working on musical ideas and skills, and to demonstrate various aspects of the jazz language. He also plays flute, clarinet, drum set, and guitar.