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Popular Trumpet Teachers Near Los Angeles

Beckie E.

North Hollywood, CA
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Barry M.

North Hollywood, CA
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Miles M.

Fullerton, CA
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Beckie E. North Hollywood, CA

About Me

Hi! My name is Beckie and I have played music for all of my life. I play many different instruments such as the Trumpet, French horn and Piano. I graduated from Chapman University in 2010 with 2 degrees in music, Music Education and Music Performance on French horn. I also taught elementary school for 3 years and was a brass coach for a Montessori Academy. I have taught privately for 10 years now and love the one-on-one attention that I can give the students. I currently work for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, I perform with two different orchestras and am in a Brass Ensemble called the Vine Street Brass that performs for events around the city.

I look forward to working with your or your child in helping to start or continue a musical instrument!

*** Lesson Details ***
When I teach lessons, I like to go at the pace of the student. I am very patient but I expect the student to practice during the week. I will always work with a student as long as it takes to have them understand what is difficult for them musically. I use a lot of different books like Teaching little fingers to Play and Standard of Excellence. For Adults, I like the Big Beginners Piano book which has easy classical pieces to play! I teach from the rudimentary skills and build on the fundamentals of music. After 3 or 6 months, my students feel accomplished with what they have learned and excited for the next 3 to 6 months!

*** Studio Equipment ***
practice space in home w/ seating for parents and music stand. I also have a cat and a dog, so if you are allergic, please let me know! The cat and dog are always put away during the lesson time.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have one music stand. I expect the student to provide the music books and their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical genres of playing.

Barry M. North Hollywood, CA

About Me

I want my lessons to be fun as we learn the ART of playing music focused on Brass instruments. I bring to you my life of practical experience of playing professionally in all types of situations, orchestras, R&B, Big Swing Bands, Rock and my passion JAZZ. as a solo artist.

Brass players need to do special daily things to keep our chops and sound good. I have been lucky to have studied with some of the best players in the world and I'm happy to share their thoughts with you.

*** Lesson Details ***

I like to have fun while teaching so we learn with joy. I start each lesson asking " HOW WAS YOUR WEEK ? " as our daily life s situation affects our playing. Some days will be easier than others.

I do not expect perfection each week as we improve by " percentages ". If in 3 months you are playing 20% better, we are doing good. The day to day thing can vary on brass instruments, we get better as we go.

What I Teach

TONE PRODUCTION - long tone drills and slurs are basic for getting and keeping a great sound. Brass players must have a good tone.

SIGHT READING - I want my students to be confident to read any music that is put in front of them. A focus on this gives them an advantage in the school music programs and is needed to be a professional player.

MUSIC THEORY / JAZZ IMPROVISATION - To be able to play in all keys signatures and understand chord structures is a must for any serious musician. Jazz studies for those who wish to improvise.

Miles M. Fullerton, CA

About Me

Miles M. is a Southern California-based performer and educator. He is currently 3rd trumpet of the Santa Barbara Symphony and 2nd trumpet of the American Youth Symphony, a premier training ensemble based in Los Angeles. He attends California State University Fullerton, pursuing his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance and studying under Barry Perkins, Principal Trumpet of the Pacific Symphony. He graduated from the University of Redlands in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance where he studied with Dr. David Scott.

As an educator, Miles is energetic and keeps lessons positive, varied, and always with a goal in mind. There is a constant emphasis on building fundamentals and using those as a foundation for making great music. Not everyone learns the same way so it is his aim to be adaptable to whatever the you need to understand and process the concepts behind good trumpet playing. He has taught all ages and skill levels, privately and in group settings, and can be a valuable asset in helping you achieve your musical pursuits.

As a performer, Miles is at home playing in all genres and ensembles, from the back of an orchestra, in a brass ensemble or solo performance, to commercial and lead work. He has performed with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Philharmonic, New West Symphony, Golden State Pops Orchestra, San Bernardino Symphony, and the California Philharmonic. He has also been heard in many other ensembles throughout Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. He has performed with Persian pop singer, Shahkar, at the Nokia Theater as well as with Mannheim Steamroller at Fantasy Springs Casino. From 2011 – 2013, he played lead trumpet for Carnival Cruise Lines in numerous showbands performing for their full-scale production shows and live sets. He is a member of AFM Local 47 and 308. Miles has also taken lessons with Jim Wilt, Dave Washburn, Ray Nowak, Wayne Bergeron, and Roger Ingram.

Miles is currently on a full music scholarship at California State University Fullerton. He also received numerous musical and academic awards and had many opportunities while at the University of Redlands. He was a member of the University of Redlands Faculty Brass Quintet from 2008 – 2011. He was awarded the School of Music Director’s Award, Performer’s Award, Theodore Presser Scholarship, Freshman and Sophomore Honor Awards, and was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society among many others. In 2011, Miles performed the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra as a result of winning the school's concerto competition. Miles also performed in the school's President's Honor Recital the previous two years. Also in 2011, he was one of the grand prize winners of the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition and a featured soloist at the Redlands Bowl, having been a finalist the previous year. He was a winner of the Antelope Valley Symphony Concerto Competition and co-principal of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra during its 2006 – 2007 season.

*** Lesson Details ***
Miles has taught all ages, ranging from fourth graders to retirees, and all skill levels from beginners to those preparing for college auditions.

Skills covered include everything needed to play the trumpet successfully. Sound, projection, reading, technique, flexibility, repertoire, and range can all be developed if the student earnestly wants to take the time to develop them. A practice regimen is designed for each individual student depending on their strengths, weaknesses, and goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
- music and method books
- music stand and chairs
- tuner and metronome
- student must bring own instrument and mouthpiece

*** Specialties ***
My main area of performance is classical/orchestral music. I also have experience playing full-time in a commercial setting (i.e. pit/Broadway, rock, and lead playing).

Max O.

Santa Monica, CA
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Megan W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Zach R.

Los Angeles, CA
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Max O. Santa Monica, CA

About Me

Max O. is a working freelance trumpet player residing in the Los Angeles area. With many years of music education combined with hard work within the field, Max has developed a career for himself which keeps him busy as a performer, studio musician, arranger and private teacher.

Max's love for music began at an early age. While living in Baja Mexico, he began playing guitar at the age of eleven. After moving to Sandpoint Idaho he soon began studying trumpet in the sixth grade. Upon graduating from Sandpoint High School, he studied for a year at Eastern Washington University and soon transferred to Citrus College in Glendora to study under famed studio trumpeters Charlie Davis and Robert Slack. While at Citrus, Max auditioned into and held the lead trumpet chair in the Citrus Wind Symphony, Night Shift Pop Rock group, and Blue Note Swing Orchestra.

Max began to work as a freelance musician while still enrolled at Citrus and has continued into the present day. He has performed, toured and recorded with artists of all styles with the likes of Gwen Stefani, Matisyahu, Yari More, Tribal Seeds, Iration, The Dirty Heads, The Elliot Duetsch Big Band, Natural Vibrations, Mike Pinto, Debbie Boone, Quinto Sol, Pato Banton, the Gumbo Brothers and many more. Max has been fortunate to have toured nationally and internationally to places including Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Canada, Diego Garcia Island and Singapore. He is also very active within the musical theatre scene and has performed in the orchestras for such shows as Annie, Kiss Me Kate, Hairspray, Les Miserables, Chicago, The Producers, and many more.

On top of all his freelance work, Max also heads a nine-piece Reggae, Funk, and Soul band known as "Bodhi Rock." Which is made up of his other freelancing musician friends who also attended Citrus. He is also gearing up to record his first Funk and Soul solo EP under the name Maxwell's Funky Soul this year.

Megan W. Los Angeles, CA

About Me

I grew up in a music store, and learned a love for music at an early age. I started piano at age 3, and just kept adding instruments from there. I majored in music at MidAmerica Nazarene University, where I was on scholarship for Piano, Trumpet and French Horn. I have taught General Music, Beginning Band, and Beginning Orchestra in four LA area private and charter schools, as well as teaching music classes for home-school co-op groups in the Hollywood area. I've been teaching private lessons for nearly 10 years, taking students from ages 4-adult, from beginner to intermediate skill levels.

*** Lesson Details ***
Music should be fun, and my lessons are geared to keeping students engaged and excited. I've developed a very out-of-the-box teaching style that takes into account the student's learning style, interests, and goals. It's important for students to feel successful from day 1, and it's my goal to have each student playing a song by the end of the first lesson. We sing, move, and play our way through music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Casio PX-800 digital 88 weighted key piano
personal instruments
music stand

*** Travel Equipment ***
Personal instruments
music stand

*** Specialties ***
Improvisation, Composition, Music Theory.

2nd (3rd, 4th) instrument training

Early readers, young students

Non-traditional learners

Zach R. Los Angeles, CA

About Me

I have been teaching trumpet, music theory, jazz harmony, jazz piano, and music composition to students of all ages since late 2008. I work very well with young, beginning students as well, and can teach all levels.

Working at UCLA for my degree in music performance has taught me what it takes to be a good teacher, and I am patient, understanding, and believe there's no greater feeling than watching my students flourish. I like to take the time to get to know my students, and plan lessons around their individual needs, rather than plug them into a system set in stone. I have a routine I do, that I will start students with, but am very open to modification based on student needs/desires.

I perform jazz professionally in Los Angeles, and have spent time touring in playing in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Macedonia, Canada, and have performed or led groups internationally at the Umbria Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Tuscia Jazz Festival, the Angel City Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. You can hear my original compositions and playing at soundcloud.

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