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Popular Trumpet Teachers Near Berkeley

Maureen S.

San Leandro, CA
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Sandra M.

San Francisco, CA
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Mack R.

Oakland, CA
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Maureen S. San Leandro, CA

Subjects Taught

Cello, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Violin

About Me

•The styles I teach most often are jazz, classical and popular. Although I have studied many different genres, my specialties are saxophone and composition. I have studied with music teachers such as Anthony Braxton, Herb Pomeroy, Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Gary Burton, Joe Viola, Ken Pullig, John LaPorta, Hal Crook, James Newton and Ken Radnofsky.

•9/1997 – Present San Lorenzo (CA) Unified School District Independent Music Teacher 9/1990 – 11/1997 St. Felicitas School San
Leandro, CA St. John School Fiat School of Music Music Unlimited San
Lorenzo, CA Pinole, CA San Leandro, CA Provide individual and group
music instruction to people from age 3 to 99. Deliver instruction based
on Music Teachers National Association Certificate of Merit Curriculum
for Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet and Piano. Incorporate Jazz
Improvisation, Theory and Harmony lessons

• Listed in Who’s Who Among International Professional Educators. • Listed in Who’s Who in American Education • Listed in Who’s Who Among American Women • Listed in Who’s Who in America • Six Lessons published in • Recognition for Self-Assembly Method Instructional Design Theory • Published article in OnCUE, Journal of Computer Using Educators

• Krause Center of Innovation 2005-2006 EWYL Cohort Participant • Krause Center of Innovation 2006-2007 EWYL Fellows Participant • Iisme (Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education) Fellow 2004: Intranet Web Designer at Applied Materials using Macromedia Dreamweaver and Contribute • Alameda County Representative to the CTAP Technology Leadership Academy at the Alameda County Office of Education (2000). Co-leader of Staff Development Program for Grade 4-8 Technology Integration • Taught University of Phoenix class for Technology Integration • IMTC class teacher in FrontPage and MS Paint • Member San Lorenzo Unified School District Ed Tech Committee and Lorenzo Manor Elementary Ed Tech Committee. • Past District Web Page Coordinator and FrontPage Trainer • Participant in Intel Teach to the Future training • Provide opportunities for children to meet Technology Standards• Incorporate technology into the curriculum using desktops and
wireless laptops, FL Studio, Cubasis VST 4.0, Music Ace, Band in a Box,
Finale Notepad, Silver Burdett MIDI Connection, Windows Movie Maker,
Microsoft Office Suite, recording and burning CDs, DVDs, etc. • Manage
a High School Computer Music Lab. • MarcoPolo trainer.• Teach Music Technology classes after school for the Gifted and Talented (GATE Program).

• Member Music Educators National Conference • Member Technology Institute for Music Educators. Lesson plan published on their Web Site. • Member California Music Educators and present music technology sessions for educators at the Bay Section Conferences.

• Deliver instruction in the area of the curriculum pertaining to National and District Music Standards. • Create and implement lesson plans, rubrics and assessments. • Organize and produce Winter and Spring Concerts. • Experience working with children with challenging behaviors and disabilities (Special Day Class and Continuation School).

• Provide children with learning experiences that promote their cognitive, social and emotional development.  • Experience in teaching students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. • Communicate with parents. Handle record-keeping of grades and attendance. • Work cooperatively with other education professionals. 

• Organize and produce Winter and Spring Recitals, including County Recitals for the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Communicate with parents. Handle advertising and record-keeping of tuition payments. • Vice-President of the Alameda County Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California. Attend Board meetings and plan guest speakers • Licensed Kindermusik instructor for children ages 18 mos. to 7 years. • Students chosen for State and County Honors Recitals. • Listed in National Honor Roll, National Guild of Piano Teachers; Member Music TeacherÂ’s National Association. • Taught Undergraduate Musicianship class as a Graduate Assistant at Mills College.

•Professional Freelance Musician 9/1984 – 12/1995 Boston, MA; Bay Area, CA Performed own compositions and others works in various styles in innumerable local venues and clubs such as The Oakland Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens, The Valencia Café, Trans America Building, the Marriott Hotel, as well as in Las Vegas. She have performed with musicians such as Vijay Iyer, Anthony Braxton, MC
Hammer, Luciana Souza, Lloyd Nibbs (Skatalites), Fred Lonberg-Holm,
Andy Borger (Norah Jones), Stuart Popejoy, Aaron Stewart, Sheila
Sofian, William Calhoun (Living Color), Sean Kennerly (Samiam) and Joey
Cheezhee.• CD Recording on Curious Pogos Records:Frederick Lonberg Holm’s “Theory of Motion”. • Composed music on Sheila Sofian’s Animations “Faith and Patience” and “Secret Rage”. Won 15 awards in International and National Film Festivals. Broadcast on WHYY TV12 and WYBE TV35 Educational Stations. • Honorable Mention in Composition: City of Oakland Creative Arts Fellowship. • Live Performances on KPFA, KNBR and KALX radio stations.

•EDUCATION Ph.D. in Education (010/2013). Specialization in Professional Studies Capella University Teaching Credential: K-12 Single Subject Music 8/1999 Chapman University GPA 3.9 US-CA-Concord Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Music and Recording Media with an emphasis in Composition 5/1992 Mills College GPA 3.64 US-CA-Oakland Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging 5/1987 Berklee College of Music US-CA-Boston GPA 3.59 Cum Laude

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I am interested in teaching you what you need and want to learn so that you achieve your dreams. Please note that I only take serious students who will practice at least 30 minutes every day or 35 a day 6 days a week at home. I would like you to keep a log of how much you practice. This will enable you to make progress through the curriculum as you will be a beginner for the first 3.3 years, an intermediate for the next 3.3 years, and then an advanced student for 3.3 years. I will give you assignments to do over the week, and the next week we will go over them, learn something new and get new assignments. It takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Currently I am converting my detached garage into a music studio with keyboard and instruments. There is a sitting room where parents can wait for their children.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Metronome, CD Boom Box

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, classical, popular, saxophone, composition, music, flute, clarinet, piano, violin, trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba, baritone, oboe, songwriting, recording, children's music Composition
Reading and Notating Music
Music Software such as FL Studio, Band in a Box, Reason and GarageBand. Bring your laptop to lessons!
Music Theory
Minor Key Harmony
Extended and Secondary Dominants
Tritone Substitution
Modal Interchange
Altered Dominant Scale
Diminished Harmony
Non-Functional Harmony

Sandra M. San Francisco, CA

Subjects Taught

French Horn, Music Theory, Piano, Trumpet

About Me

I am a classically trained pianist and trumpet player with a
bachelor's degree in music education. I have taught for over 20
years, to both adults and children, with a focus on classical basics
and music theory for beginners and stylistic development in various musical styles for intermediate and advanced students. I teach from a standard
method, but adapt my teaching style to the personality and learning
strengths of my students.

I teach from my home in Castro neighborhood, but am willing to travel within the City of San Francisco.

*** Lesson Details ***
You can expect a calm teaching atmosphere and a generally laid back approach to your learning. I am experienced in teaching students of all musical backgrounds or none, and adjust my expectations accordingly. I teach from a standard method, but incorporate other methods as well depending on what you want from your lessons. We will work together to determine how you learn best and what you want from your lessons. If you are a beginner, within 3-6 months you will know how to read music, know basic theory, and be able to perform pieces suited to your level at recital. If you are intermediate or advanced, we will focus on your technique and understanding of the music you are playing or desire to play.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Spinet Piano

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained, but well-versed in many styles.

Mack R. Oakland, CA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

I have a BS in music education received at Lehman College, Bronx, NY. I am a professional musician/ composer/ arranger.I received my teaching credentials at SFSU and have been a General music teacher as well as a, band teacher. I have studied trumpet with Classical ( Wilmer Wise)and Jazz musician (Bill Hardman) and big band arranging with Frank Foster( saxophonist and arranger with Count Basie Band). At present I am retired and teaching privately.

I have been teaching music for over 50 years as well as being a professional musician/ composer and arranger. I not only know my fundamentals inside and out, but also I know many tricks of the trade. Over the years I have developed special teaching techniques that enable students to make sense out of music and progress rapidly on their instruments.I love playing music and aim at stirring that same kind of excitement abut music in my students.

To each lesson I bring a unique mix, encouraging the student to pursue excellence and also have fun. I am well qualified to teach: woodwinds( oboe, flute, clarinet, all saxophones) brass(french horn, trumpet ,trombone, tuba), and piano.

*** Lesson Details ***
I make music interesting to learn. I encourage students to practice daily so they can improve. The more they improve the more fun they can have with music not only alone, but with others.

I am very patient with my students especially with beginners. I know that for them it is like learning a new language. Once they begin to increase their musical vocabulary, they will enjoy what they can do with music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
seating for parents, basement studio, piano, drum set

*** Travel Equipment ***
students should provide their own instruments.

Brendan L.

Belmont, CA
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Gil C.

Redwood City, CA
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Tony F.

Brentwood, CA
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Brendan L. Belmont, CA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Trumpet

About Me

Brendan L. is a freelance trumpeter and composer in the Bay Area who performs with many well-known groups ranging in a variety of styles, from jazz to afrofunk to free jazz and everything in between. He has been teaching students of all ages privately for the last five years in both the private studio setting as well as in art academies in the Bay Area. Brendan studied jazz improvisation and composition under Myra Melford at UC Berkeley (c/o 2012). He has studied trumpet privately with Darren Johnston, John Worley, Ellen Seeling, and Jason Park.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to first learn what a student's goals are with their trumpet playing and music in general, regardless of their level of experience. My lesson plans usually develop around trying to accomplish these goals, whether it is general improvement or a specific aspect of their playing. I specialize in trumpet/brass technique and jazz improvisation.I usually assign a number of exercises and warm-up routines for a student to practice in the time in between lessons, and I'm always sure to demonstrate and run through an exercises with a student before assigning it for practice. Students are expected to have practiced the assigned material and come prepared to play it at the next lesson. Most students can expect improvement in their playing after a few weeks of lessons and guided practice.  I also like to learn what sort of music a student is interested in, both what they like to play and what they like to listen to. I often suggest music for my students to listen to in order learn and absorb from practitioners of the musical idiom that interests them.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I am able to provide music stands, music books, manuscript paper, metronome, etc.

I expect my students to provide their instruments with mouthpiece, any necessary trumpet accessories (valve oil, slide grease), and occasionally to purchase a music book if we work out of it regularly and I assign exercises from it where I may need to write notes in the book.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I am able to provide music stands, music books, manuscript paper, metronome, etc.

I expect my students to provide their instruments with mouthpiece, any necessary trumpet accessories (valve oil, slide grease), and occasionally to purchase a music book if we work out of it regularly and I assign exercises from it where I may need to write notes in the book.

*** Specialties ***
Trumpet and Brass Technique, Jazz Improvisation and Theory, Music Theory, Embouchure Development, Sight-Reading, Trumpet Performance, Composition

Gil C. Redwood City, CA

Subjects Taught


About Me

I teach to pass along all I have learned, which has come through my studies, my practice, and my performing.

The common thread among all that I have heard is that every note is important. Every note must contribute to the melody. Every note must be played with good time, good sound and good intonation. And the point of all that precision is to play melodically, with a nice loose feeling.

This all comes from listening. We listen to ourselves, to others, to the great jazz improvisers, to all the world's great music. We listen.

These are the concepts that I teach.

*** Lesson Details ***
Hear what the student knows.
I get this from listening to you play.

Know what the student hears.
This comes from us talking about all your playing and listening
experiences, and helping you focus on the most musical direction.

With these two facets of teaching, you develop both good technique and clear goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is a dedicated room in my home, to which a contractor has added sound insulation. Thus, the neighbors cannot hear anything. This allows our playing to be uninhibited; that is the best way to practice and progress.

Parents can park in my driveway, and have a tea or coffee in the living room while the lesson goes on in the studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student needs only the instrument, a lesson book, and should have a metronome as well. I supplement the book with exercises tailored to each student's needs. Redwood City is halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. I am happy to drive the 30 miles to either city, and anywhere in between.

*** Specialties ***
I focus on sound, time, and intonation. I hear where the student is, and what needs to come next. With these tools, the student can pursue any musical direction.

Tony F. Brentwood, CA

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele

About Me

Since 1999, I have made my entire living as a professional musician and music educator in the San Francisco bay area. I have over 60 theatrical credits as a musician, have played in several bands, appear on several recordings, own a record label, scored an independent cartoon and short film and teach an award winning high school jazz band.

I play guitar, bass, piano, trumpet, trombone, banjo and a few other instruments here and there. I am a certified collegiate music theory tutor, published song writer and am on the board for the American Federation of Musicians, local 424.

I enjoy playing blues, rock, jazz, country, latin, and classical music and would love to teach you everything I know! If you're looking for fun lessons with a lot of useful and practical information, look no further than this here profile!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are, typically, once a week for 30 minutes. Longer or more frequent lessons can be arranged.

I do encourage all my students to read music and have developed a system that I think makes it easy to understand no matter your age.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, blues, country, latin, jazz, classical.
Song writing, music theory, record production, distribution and publishing.

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