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Popular Trumpet Teachers Near North Waltham

Michael P.

Roxbury Crossing, MA
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Laura B.

Medway, MA
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Danilo H.

Roxbury, MA
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Michael P. Roxbury Crossing, MA

Subjects Taught

Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

Boston native, Michael P. is currently studying trombone at New England Conservatory, expecting to receive his BFA in Jazz Performance with NEC's Music-In-Education (MIE) Concentration in Spring 2014.

NEC has provided Michael a great variety of playing experiences and opportunities having played in their big bands, jazz combos, latin jazz ensemble, Eastern European Jewish music ensemble and more.

Michael is currently the trombonist and booker for Mozambican Afro-Pop group Kina Zoré. Grand Prize Winners of the 2012 John Lennon Song Writing Competition and 2011 Peacedriven Award. They are a regionally touring act playing in Boston, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York and elsewhere.

When he's not playing with Kina Zoré, Michael also plays regular performances with Jae Cheol Oh Large Ensemble, Lilia Mone, Maris and the Merry Rockers , and the Kim Mayo Group . Some of his own music can be found at the MIE concentration Michael had two internships, one at the Boston Arts Academy teaching high school age trombonists, and another at the Chinatown YMCA teaching general music to young children ages 6-9. These opportunities helped Michael to further hone his trombone and general music teaching skills; especially working with different age groups and developing lesson plans. If you would care to read any lesson plans or watch videos of his teaching please contact for further information

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are to be exploratory; questions are greatly encouraged. The number one tenant is to have fun! I offer a relaxed, but hard-working environment while keeping the lessons easy-going, stimulating, and educational. My job is to challenge you, make your "brain sweat," and to keep you engaged. If the work is too easy, I'll challenge you more and if you're overwhelmed, I can tone it back; I'm flexible and very sensitive to your needs.

Sometimes, I begin lessons with brief "brass calisthenic--" my own series of stretches and breathing exercises. This loosens the body, focuses our minds, and helps maintain a relaxed posture in order to eliminate as much tension as possible.

We'll work on brass fundamentals through a call-and-response method I learned from my own teacher Luis Bonilla. In this method, working on technique (which can be very dry) becomes more interactive, and effective (because the student's concentration is on the exercise itself, not reading the exercise out of a book).

I also work on "sight reading" (the act of reading unrehearsed music), by isolating the individual aspects-- note identification and rhythm. We'll play solo pieces and duets in order to work on not only reading but the intricacies of ensemble playing-- balancing and matching our rhythmic timing, intonation, dynamics, and articulation.

I can help you practice for your upcoming audition by helping you polish that piece you've been working on. Or, if you're a jazz musician looking to learn more tunes, I'll help you learn jazz harmony, and repertoire. Aside from my own curriculum, I want to help you learn relevant music to you, while introducing you to music you may find fresh, new, and exciting!

A fundamental tenant of my teaching is "ear training." Through exercises in note, note interval, chord, and harmony recognition, our ability to play trombone is greatly enhanced. Along with this, I encourage students to sing as much as possible because singing is the bridge between our ear training and trombone playing ("If you can sing it, you can play it").

My ultimate goal as a teacher is to help you learn how to use your hands, face, and body to play your instrument, your ears and brain to hear that music deeply, but most importantly to keep your heart in the music! This is what I've been personally working on for the past 11 years and I want to share my knowledge and experiences.

*** Studio Equipment ***
When possible, I prefer working with a piano or keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I'm traveling via public transit I can bring my instrument, lesson materials such as books and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
At NEC I have played in jazz big bands, jazz combos, latin ensembles, and many more. Outside of school I play with afro-pop band Kina Zoré, a few reggae groups, the Renaissonics (renaissance music) and a host of other ensembles.

Laura B. Medway, MA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Classical Piano, Composition, Conga Drums, Djembe, Drum, Ear Training, Fiddle, Flute, Guitar, Hand Drums, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer, Tabla, Trumpet, Violin, Xylophone

About Me

I am an all around musician who loves to share my knowledge and passion for music with others. I find it just as important to know how to teach someone as it is to know about the instrument you are teaching.

As far as my performance experience, I have a Masters in World Music Performance from California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelors in Percussion Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY). I has also studied traditional Irish music at the University of Limerick (Ireland). I have been a guest drum set soloist with the San Diego State Javanese Gamelan and a guest musician with the Yelle-Belle Dance Ensemble in New York City. I have collaborated with such artists as Barry Goldberg (Bob Dylan), Bonnie Pointer (The Pointer Sisters/Solo Artist), James Galway (flute soloist), and Alex Del Zoppo (Sweetwater). I hav enjoyed performing with ensembles in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and REDCAT. My teachers include Gordon Stout, Alan Abel, Tim Genis, Tom Gauger, John Bergamo, John Joe Kelly, and Randy Gloss. I was the Principal Timpanist for the West Covina Symphony from 2008-2010. Currently I am the Studio Drummer at Melrose Music Studios in Hollywood and the drummer for Los Angeles based bands Lizzy Williams and The Learning System. I am also is a section percussionist for The Orchestra Unleashed, an orchestra specializing in Contemporary Classical music. I can be heard on Bonnie Pointer's new release "Like A Picasso" (Universal Music Group)

I am the band director/music teacher at Holliston High School and have been teaching privately since 1999.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy working with students ages 5-adult. I use a mix of method books, video, and audio examples in my teaching. I have a curriculum that I stick to, but I like to see what the student is interested in learning about as well and working that into our lessons. For drum students, I start every student on a practice pad first before moving on to drum set and each student must learn orchestral and rudimentary snare drum techniques even if they are just interested in drum set. Learning to read music and music theory are also covered during lessons and are required learning.

A first lesson for a beginning drummer will cover how to hold the sticks properly and an introduction to reading music. We will also watch video clips of famous drummers and we will discuss who your favorite musicians/bands are so that we can cover those interests during future lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate room: semi-soundproofed, drum kit, lots of percussion, computer, Violin, Flute. Audio recording capable.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Computer, Practice Pad/Sticks, Violin, Flute

*** Specialties ***
Classical Percussion, jazz/rock drum set, world percussion.

Violin, Flute


Danilo H. Roxbury, MA

Subjects Taught

Drum, French Horn, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me

Danilo is a multi-instrumentalist originally from Long Island, New York and currently based out of Boston. He has maintained an active and successful performing career as a member of the groups Debo Band, The Superpowers, Rubblebucket, Full Tang and Watchout Kompa.

Danilo has studied classical trumpet performance at the New England Conservatory of Music with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as percussion and drums with other esteemed faculty members (Rakalam Bob Moses, Jamey Haddad). In addition to his conservatory training, Danilo has studied traditional West African drumming at the Dagbe Cultural Center in Kopeyia, Ghana.

Danilo has performed at many of the premier venues and festivals throughout North America including: Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Bumbershoot, Montreal Jazz Festival, Montana Folk Festival, Globalfest, SXSW and Luminato.

Education has long been a passion for Danilo and he has been teaching private music lessons as well as instruction in the Boston public schools for years. Danilo teaches all levels and ages. His students value his patience and ability to find an inspiring path to discovery for each individual. Danilo has also shown himself to be very effective in the classroom setting. He has been a general music teacher in the BPS as well as teaching master classes and clinics at music schools and universities around the country.

In January 2014, Danilo was invited as a guest artist and educator at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul where he taught and performed for young afghan music students.

Danilo considers his success as a performer to be in a direct relationship with the success of his teaching and he aims to spread to the joy of music making and appreciation as wide as possible.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is relaxed and supportive while always aiming to increase the knowledge of the student. My strong technical background combined with a deep sense for wide-ranging musical styles allows me to find what inspires a student initially and use their interests and strengths to lead them to new discovery and technical efficiency.

While I hope to facilitate a passion for making music in my students in any way possible, I continue to relate their training to body awareness and building good playing habits.

While each individual learns at a different pace, I strive to point out the progress my students have made because I find this recognition of achievement, no matter how small, is essential in a student's continued love of studying music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
lessons in dedicated music room with all instruments and equipment; upright piano, drum set and percussion.

Ben B.

Wenham, MA
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Matt H.

Allston, MA
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Sean P.

Arlington, MA
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Ben B. Wenham, MA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Cello, Chess, Choir, Clarinet, Classical Piano, College Admissions, Composition, Conducting, Ear Training, English, French Horn, Guitar, Hand Drums, Logic Pro Software, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, PSAT, Racquetball, SAT, Saxophone, Singing, Social Studies, Synthesizer, Table Tennis, Trombone, Trumpet, Video Production, Viola, Violin, Vocal Training, Web Design, World History, Xylophone

About Me


I hope to encourage and build you up in whatever challenge we decide to tackle. Whether you are starting out for the first time or you have been playing for a while, I'm here to push you, to see you grow and to learn things as well. I love working with both children and young adults. My students say that I'm fun, I run lessons in an exciting manner, and I love making music.

I'm a senior music education major at Gordon College (Wenham, MA) and have been teaching privately for the past 2-2.5 years. I will be obtaining my Bachelor of Music in Music Education in May 2015.

*** Lesson Details ***
My priorities are to be meaningful, fun and hard-work. I want to foster a desire to play the instrument and enjoy playing it well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
No studio available

*** Travel Equipment ***
(12-string Fender Acoustic Guitar, Bach Stradivarius B-flat Trumpet, Yamaha student model Trumpet, Bach semi-pro B-Flat Cornet)

**Location Requirements**
If you are interested in studying racquetball, you are required to come to Gordon College for your lesson. All other lessons are to be in the students' home or online, unless an arrangement is worked out between myself and the individual student.

Students must provide their own instruments.

If necessary, method books must also be purchased upon discussion with the instructor within the first two weeks of lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Strong in classical trumpet, jazz and contemporary piano, music technology, basic recording.

Matt H. Allston, MA

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About Me

Matt H. is a Boston-based trumpet player and composer born and raised in the city's South End. He is a contributing member of the eclectic improvisation collective "Jackie Molasses", plays in local funk group "The New Review", a member of the live band of the emerging hip hop duo "The Urban Nerdz" and a member of the indie/punk group "People Like You". Along with his regular music commitments, Matt frequently does session work and work for hire as a freelance trumpet player, composer, and private trumpet/composition teacher in the greater Boston area. He has performed with a diverse group of artists including The Plain White T's, I Kill Giants, and spoken word poets John Sands and Ken Arkind to name a few. Matt has performed at many of Boston's foremost venues and bars and coming from a jazz background he cut his teeth as a sideman in a weekly residency from 2010-2012 at Boston's oldest standing jazz club, Wally's.

At Berklee, Matt has studied composition privately under the direction of local composer and faculty member Ayn Inserto, and trumpet with luminaries Tiger Okoshi and Greg Hopkins. Matt was recently awarded the Thad Jones Award by the Jazz Composition department for outstanding work and achievement, and had one of his big band pieces premiered by the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Greg Hopkins. Matt composes/arranges music which draw influence from jazz, rock/pop, metal, folk and world music genres. He has the skill and experience to write for a wide range of ensembles from small to large and in a variety of genres. He is also heavily inspired by the experimentation of electronics by the likes of artists like Bill Dixon, Kneebody and Bill Frisell, and incorporates the use of effects pedals in many different musical contexts.

A recipient of a prestigious full tuition City Music Scholarship, Matt attended Berklee College of Music 2010-14 and graduated this Spring with a dual degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music.

~What to expect~

I provide a focus on the fundamentals of trumpet playing as well as cater to the student's interests/ambitions and stretch outside the classic trumpet repertoire for a more contemporary approach. (Students will study from classic technique books like the Arban's and Clarke studies, learn tunes by ear, practice improvisation techniques, and most importantly learn how to have fun playing the trumpet!)

Sean P. Arlington, MA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Trumpet

About Me

I am a Berklee College of Music Alum with an emphasis in trumpet performance. I play Guitar, Piano, and Sing in my own projects.

As an instructor, I provide a unique view point on performing music through an experiential atmosphere. Music is an expressive language and in order to understand it, there are very systematic and simple ways to do so.

Theory, harmony, performance, and practice are all facets that stem from a very common point. Interest. It is important for the student to be learning music that they are interested in, not music that is " best to learn from". If given the right keys, a student can learn a piece without having a teacher shepherd them through it. This means a student learns how to hear what they like from a song. Not what theoretically makes up the song.

The discipline of music facilitates many higher functioning skills like critical thinking skills involved with learning new pieces. It facilitates awareness of self when playing in an orchestra or band( Am I too loud, Am I playing in tune, Am I playing too fast). through my method of teaching, the basis of education is predicated on individuality. What music does the student want to hear?

The exploration of music is meant to be experienced in real time.

Come and experience a session with me!

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