Lenny has been awe-inspired by instrumental and orchestral music since he heard the soundtrack to Star Wars for the first time at age 8. He started playing trumpet 25 years ago and by his senior year he was performing with two Jazz bands, wind ensemble, symphonic band, theater pit orchestra and the marching band at Overland High School in Aurora. He also performed with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, an elite world-class marching band that tours throughout the U.S.
After high school, Lenny joined the military where he served as a combat medic and continued to perform admirably, graduating at the top of his class and earning several commendations, including the Expert Field Medical Badge, which only 2% of medical personnel ranging from medics to doctors ever attain. Lenny was honorably discharged in 1998
Lenny attended Campbell University in North Carolina where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2007 and was invited into more than six honor societies during his college tenure. While earning a music education (teachers) degree, he impressed his instructors with his natural ability to teach and relate to kids in a way that they simply loved him as a teacher. One of his cherished memories is when he took a frustrated freshman student from failing and ready to quit band, to proficiently reading his music and playing his trumpet in only two weeks. Another experience he is proud of is how he excelled at student teaching. Music students were given an entire semester to get comfortable with teaching and were to take on the instruction of a single class by the 2nd or 3rd month. Lenny’s supervising teacher was so confident in his abilities, that he allowed Lenny to teach ALL of his classes on his second day! His supervising teacher stated that he had never seen a music student with that much ability before.
At Lenny’s first professional teaching post, he taught general music to kindergartners through 5th graders, as well as choir and band to 6th graders. Having only four kids in the band program that he inherited, he took it upon himself to start a band program for 4th and 5th graders. To his surprise, more than half of the 4th and 5th grade population showed up and he had a band of over 40 kids overnight. The school year was a success, but sadly, the music department was cut at the end of the year. Lenny says this was a blessing in disguise however, because it caused him to look into offering private music lessons, which has been a dream come true for him. “Not only do I get to live every day surrounded by music,” says Lenny, “but I get to teach it to the most wonderful kids and young adults alive… my students.”
Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Trumpet
I've performed and taught in a wide variety of settings. My early professional experiences have included 3 years in the Army Band, several cruise line contracts, and freelance work as a performer and composer. Through these times, I've learned to excel in many styles. I recently graduated from NYU, where I was an adjunct faculty member. Here, I also performed and worked with a wonderful faculty including Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, Chris Potter, Ralph Alessi, Tony Moreno, and trumpet guru Laurie Frink, who all inspire me as a musician and a teacher. While in New York, I was a faculty member at Douglaston School of Music and Art, where I worked with younger students .
It is my belief that discipline and technique are necessary elements that allow emotion and creativity to thrive. I also recommend a healthy dose of listening to what you love. Through this process, I strive to inspire my students, fellow musicians, and listeners.
Drum, Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, Trumpet, Trombone
My name is Alan Martin. I have been the Denver music area for over 30 years. I have been playing professionally for all of that time playing Drumset to Timpani in many professional orchestras, Dance Bands and small Jazz and Rock Combos.
I have also had the pleasure to perform some great Musicals and Operas over the years. My students have been selected for some very prestigious scholarships.
I have also had my fair share of students win positions to the Denver School of the Arts.
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