Tony Ackerman

Tony Ackerman

Head of the music program, New York University’s Prague Campus, Czech Republic

Tony Ackerman is an American musician and teacher who has lived in the Czech Republic for the last 35 years. He heads the music program at New York University’s Prague Campus, where he also teaches mindfulness classes for students and colleagues. For the last two decades, he has been attending vipassana retreats regularly at the major centers in the US and England, and has been bringing mindfulness practices into his classes of all ages. He has a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California.