Dust that trumpet off and play me some high notes! If you're new to the instrument, coming back to it, or on your way to the top, I can lead you to achieve whatever goals you have. My focus on solid tone and consistency in a comfortable range means that, when you're ready, your high chops will be SOLID.
Where trombone is my specialty, trumpet is quite similar to trombone requiring the same fundamentals of tone quality, range, articulation and music theory. I would work best with somebody still working on technique, repertoire, and will encourage the learning of improvisation (not necessarily jazz!).
Determined to meet the students needs and to provide a focus to help create a successful and meaningful partnership with their instrument.
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!)
I come from a long heritage of great brass players. Students can expect legitimate classical discipline/improvisation combined with a broad expertise in various styles/traditions and all other facets of the music industry. I like to have fun as well.
First I will ask you some basic questions. Then I will immediately begin sharing information / training you. The fastest road to your success is my goal.
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