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My lessons create a fun and motivational learning environment that promotes goal setting, good habits, positive self esteem based on tangible accomplishments, and an appreciation for the rewards of diligence and perseverance. My services include music lessons in trumpet, jazz improvisation, music theory, jazz theory, and audition preparation. I am currently the Principal Trumpeter in the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, and former Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. I have performed with the Chicago Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony. I Hold a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and I am a certified band director with 5 years band directing experience. I particularly enjoy audition coaching, having won three international symphony orchestra auditions myself. My students have jobs in symphony orchestras and military bands around the world. I use audio/video, computer, and MIDI technology to aid in the learning process and to enhance the enjoyment that comes with making music.
I am a professional full time Trombonist. At the same time, teaching has always been a big part of who I am - I love teaching. My music career has taken me around the world and back but more than that it has given me a wonderful tool of self expression, and for that I am forever grateful. My band performs regularly in Opera houses as well as coffee houses... Other than the Trombone I do play the Trumpet as well, and I have over 8 years of Piano under my belt. I feel very confident teaching Trumpet up to the advanced level. This is pretty much standard practice within the brass family :)
My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands. It all one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not having fun while learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND educational at the same time. I have had many parents tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever seen. (A couple of them were public school teachers themselves). I truly want my students to succeed and I will do everything in my power to help them accomplish that!
Hello and welcome to my studio! ***Massive Discounts on Private Lessons during the summer months for NEW Students! *** Price Changes: 60 Minutes: $65 ---> $50 45 Minutes: $55 ---> $40 30 Minutes: $40 ---> $30 I teach a wide variety of subjects through Takelessons and I am happy to be a part of some truly spectacular results from my trumpet/trombone students. My lesson plans are designed for all ability levels ranging from complete beginner to professional performer. They will help you with tuning, range, endurance, rhythm, but most importantly keep your chops (lips) in healthy condition (no-one wants to hurt after playing music!). I promise results. My Trumpet/Trombone students learn songs they have always wanted while learning how to sound great. - Proper breathing/compression - Playing resonant without playing louder - Articulation styles - Range development (Low and High notes) - Personal interpretation - Brass maintenance routines - Live performance tips - Lead/Jazz/Big Band music - Classical solo/Concert Band/Wind ensemble repertoire - Simple-to-Complex Rhythms - Soloing over chords/modes - Flexibility All my students learn: - Sight reading - Music Theory - Ear training
I have spent over 12 years studying trumpet. During this time I have focused on jazz and it's impact on pop, rock, and R&B music. Coupled with my expertise as a lead singer, I can take your performance skills and stage presence to the next level. I also work great with kids, creating a fun learning environment to get them excited about different styles of music.
I've been performing professionally in the Sacramento area in every conceivable context, while maintaining a private studio, for over a decade.
Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the trumpet. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.
After playing French horn for 3 years, I decided to try to play Trumpet. It ended up being very natural to me and so I performed on both Trumpet and French horn in High school. I played the French horn for our Orchestra and Wind ensemble and Trumpet for our Jazz ensemble. I fell into a position when I was 15 to be a brass coach of a Montessori school and taught mostly Trumpet for the 3 years that I was there. Today, I play the Trumpet for fun!
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