Milton Fletcher Jr.
Milton Fletcher, Jr. was born on the Monterey Bay Peninsula in Northern California. He was raised in a home where freedom to express love and creativity was valued and practiced by his parents and close-knit relatives.
From an early age, Milton’s parents were faced with keeping “in step” with his ever-increasing capacity of knowledge and creativity. Shortly after being introduced to the piano, it was apparent by all who heard him that he was musically gifted.
By age ten, Milton was a thriving participant in the Monterey Jazz Festivals’ internationally respected Education Program. By thirteen, his young fingers were playing the piano at jazz festivals throughout Japan.
Although Milton was classically trained for nine years, his passion for jazz and improvisation continued to flourish. At seventeen, he was awarded the distinguished Jimmy Lyons Scholarship which commended him for numerous volunteer hours, excellent academic achievement, and his undeniable gift to create music. The scholarship award enabled him to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, tuition free. Thus, he continued to excel in performance and academics completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business in an unprecedented 3 years.
Since then, Milton has performed on nationally and internationally recognized platforms in more than 23 countries. He’s appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, BBC, and NPR Radio Shows and accompanied many of the greatest artists in the music industry.
Today, Milton’s musical leadership continues to enhance the lives of audiences and learners of every kind. In addition to performing, writing, teaching, and playing the piano, Milton also plays the organ, keyboards, and mallets. As a Sessions Music Instructor, Milton “looks forward to giving his students the tools necessary to express themselves in any musical format.”