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Popular Trumpet Teachers Near Playa del Rey

Beckie E.

North Hollywood, CA
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Barry M.

North Hollywood, CA
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James H.

West Covina, 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.

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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.

James H. West Covina, CA

About Me

My name is James and I have earned a Master’s degree in Music Performance and graduated from Cal State Fullerton. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education received from the University of Redlands. I have performed with a variety of musical ensembles (college, orchestra, band, chamber groups) and have experience in all musical genres. Currently I am Co-principal of the Corona Symphony Orchestra and play in other groups throughout Southern California as well as the Elementary level band instructor in the Monrovia Unified School district. I have also taught and coached at several middle and high schools for the past few years, and I teach privately throughout the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. My passion is educating the musicians of tomorrow and helping them discover their innate musical abilities and desires.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are very student driven and revolve around developing students innate music abilities to help them connect and experience success as well as enriching their lives with music. In my lessons students will develop music appreciation skills by listening to music, understanding basic music theory concepts, growing a knowledge of historical awareness in music all alongside learning the instrument of their chosen preference. The pace set for the sessions is rather relaxed and is highly dependent on the student but, students are guided throughout the sessions to eventually achieve their goals. My main teaching approach is: Let me use my skills and knowledge to help figure out what works best for you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
The home studio lessons take place in the living room or a finished garage with tile floor. Seating is available in both areas. Parking is on the street. He has an upright piano.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide music as well as they can provide music as well. I can provide a music stand. They need to provide the necessary equipment that allows their instrument to function

*** Specialties ***
Primarily classical style and some jazz.

Miles M.

Fullerton, CA
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Megan W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Jeff H.

Los Angeles, CA
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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.
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*** 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).

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
metronome
tuner
music stand

*** Travel Equipment ***
Personal instruments
metronome
tuner
music stand

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

2nd (3rd, 4th) instrument training

Early readers, young students

Non-traditional learners

Jeff H. Los Angeles, CA

About Me

Hello! I am a pianist and composer currently living in Thousand Oaks California. I am offering lessons in Thousand Oaks and in the Santa Monica area of Los Angeles. I am a graduate of Cal State Northridge's Media Composition Program. My dream is to be a film composer and I spend much of my free time creating and producing music.

I have been teaching piano for over five years, and have taught students ranging from age 5-85. Being a composer, I am also a multi-instrumentalist and can teach beginning level guitar, drums, trumpet, and various other instruments.

I have been playing music all my life. I started out in elementary school band playing the saxophone, and later the french horn, and trumpet. I have been playing the piano for 10 years.

Thanks for visiting my profile!

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