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I have been playing trumpet for 20 years, and have been teaching sine 2008
The key to this instrument is its simplicity! Learn to have unlimited technique to play any style.
Everyone is unique (physically, mentally), and we all will play the trumpet our own way and for different reasons. Whether you want to learn how to build endurance, craft a beautiful tone, improvise or interpret classical works, you've come to the right place. I will cater what we work on to YOUR individual curiosity, interests, personal goals, and to how you naturally play the the trumpet. I will help you to discover your own voice on the trumpet, and at the same time make sure you develop great technique and musical ability. You will learn to control what and how you play, and grow as a musician!
The trumpet is a colorful and exciting instrument played in many styles of music throughout the world, from jazz and classical to funk and soul to reggae, afro-beat, and Balkan music. In addition to covering the basic technical requirements of the instrument, I'm particularly interested in the many genres in which the trumpet can be found, and I like to focus on the styles of music that most interest and challenge my students. I have been playing trumpet for more than 18 years, and I teach my students valuable brass exercises based on lessons I learned under the tutelage of John McNeil, Laurie Frink, and Walter White. I encourage the use of long tones, air support, and trumpet calisthenics to improve tone, increase range and endurance, and work towards greater flexibility.
Hello! My name is Shai Golan. I am currently earning my master's degree at Manhattan School of Music with a 95% scholarship and am a recent suma cum laude (3.9+ GPA) graduate from CSU Northridge with a bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance. Trumpet is a very serious part of my study and I am currently pursuing a career in music education. I also teach saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano, arranging, composing, and music theory. Teaching is such a significant part of what I do and I enjoy every opportunity!
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