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Phil Norris has been teaching trumpet since 1983. He teaches the physical side of the trumpet as well as the musical side. The trumpet, being one of the most physically grueling instruments, demands this. He gives a customized routine for the student to do at home and he also helps with those who are having embouchure problems, whether they’ve developed a bad habit or have had to deal with braces.
On the musical side, Phil teaches jazz improv, big band lead, how to play in a rock horn section, and even classical style. Of course reading music and helping with the student’s school material is also focused on.

About Phil

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I specialize in embouchure development and the physical side of playing a trumpet first. Of course I teach music too and help with a students' school band music,etc.

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March 21, 2019
Dana
My son has been a trumpet student with Phil Norris for the past 3 years. I am very pleased with the instruction. Phil continues to work with Alex to improve his embouchure through various lip exercises and slurs. Also, works on diaphragm strength through various exercise. Alex is one of the top trumpet players at his school as a freshman. His range and tone has dramatically improved since working with Phil. Phil is fun and engaging as well. I highly recommend Phil to anyone looking for a competent and skilled music instructor.
March 16, 2019
Greg
I took lessons from Phil for 3 years
and played alongside him on a few gigs. Phil is the real deal. He can scream high notes, low notes, and everything in between. He can help you get results.
March 16, 2019
Gary
I have been taking lessons from Phil for almost two years. He is very patient making the student feel comfortable. He is not harshly critical. Just gives good feedback. He is a master of appropriately challenging the student. At times he will play along with me which I find helpful. If I miss a lesson he gives me make up lessons. His rates are more than fair. I highly recommend Phil for trumpet instruction.

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With over 10 years of teaching experience, and sharing the stage with the likes of Bob Mintzer and Gilbert Castellanos, trumpet playing is my biggest passion. Our lessons will be focused, yet relaxed; challenging but always fun and full of exciting challenges. My playing and teaching experiences have helped me understand what it takes to reach that "next level" of trumpet playing, whether it involves range, technique, or musical performance. I hope we can make some great music together soon!

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About Carlos

Hello! My name is Carlos and I can't wait to have you as a student! I've been teaching trumpet for over 15 years and have loved helping my students discover the joy of playing an instrument, and making beautiful music! I studied music at San Diego State University and the New England Conservatory of Music where I earned a degree in Music Performance and was an Academic Fellow. I'm an encouraging, patient, and lively teacher. We will be learning the basics of trumpet playing, and progressing each week with tailored lesson plans, all the while making beautiful music in the process. If you are looking for high-quality, professional-level music lessons for you or your child, look no further! Book Now!

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Ryan
Very good first lesson. There were a number of good tips and I got a lot out of it.
August 28, 2019
Logan
He is amazing and can really get to your level.

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Trumpet lessons are all inclusive!

Lessons are broken down into multiple areas that guide you through all aspects of how to play trumpet.

1. Recommended Listening - Let's find what you like to listen to, and let's explore similar and unsimilar music. Exposure is the key to learning.
2. Let's learn how brass instruments work. Trumpeters have to learn how to use their air, lips, and musicality as a way to make the trumpet easy to play... Think of this as the pushups and situps of the trumpet. We have to do them in order to make the instrument playable.
3. Let's learn how music works - Music Theory lets us understand music. This is like learning the alphabet. Once you learn the alphabet, we can learn to spell, write, and read. Once you understand music theory, music becomes much more organized and easier to understand.
4. Let's learn the music you want to learn, and use the music you like to give you assignments that will help you learn appropriately.

About Nick

I am a 29 year old, energetic teacher of almost any instrument, with my main instrument being trumpet. I have my masters in jazz studies from The University of North Texas, near Dallas Texas. I also have been teaching since 2008!

As a performing musician in the DFW area my goal is to help students understand how music works, develop great practice techniques, and create a hobby or profession that will last a lifetime.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is an hour long consisting of several different parts to help students to understand music from several different view points.
- First we engage in some guided listening to broaden our perspective of music and learn about the history of music.
- Second we work on fundamentals that help us to play music. This is like learning the alphabet before you learn to spell. We don't ski

mp on this part!
- Third we work our mind from a theoretical approach to understand the math behind how music works.
- Finally we spend the last third of the lesson applying all of this knowledge to a solo, song, or lesson book.

I aim to give you the tools to study the music you want to study!

*** Equipment ***
Students should have a stand and their instrument for our first lesson. After the first lesson we will pick a book, song, or solo based on your level. If you need help, I can help you to find an affordable quality instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz Improvisation/Performance
Classical Trumpet
Cover Band (Trumpet)
Beginner Trumpet or Piano
Theory at all levels.
Solo Music Preparation
Audition Prep.
How to make a band.
Music Management (how to manage a band).
How to get a gig (any age level).
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July 8, 2019
David
My son started taking lessons a year ago, Nick used his strengths to help him learn. He has become inspired with the trumpet, and started to play a little every day.
July 8, 2019
Jose
I am taking online lessons with Nick, and he has helped me to understand what it is to be a musician. Before I started taking lessons, if someone asked me to play something, I was not able to do it without getting a sheet of music out and struggling A LOT. Now I am starting to be able to play the music I want to play, both by ear and reading. He teaches much more than just playing band music. I wish I could take more than a few lessons this summer.
July 6, 2019
Vaishnavi
I have a 8 year old daughter and 10 year old son both have been learning Piano for the last 2 years. Nick takes a holistic approach in teaching piano as opposed to sticking with the book. It includes creating a passion about listening different music, learning scales and chords outside of the book. I have recommended Nick to all my friends

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I teach absolute beginners, intermediate and advanced students. I work with them on technique, strong fundamentals, sound production and the repertoire of band and orchestra music.

About John

Since moving to Colorado in 2004 John has performed with all major arts organizations including Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Central City Opera. Before moving here he was in the San Francisco Bay area for many years with positions including Second Trumpet in San Jose Symphony and Principal Trumpet in California Symphony for eighteen seasons. As well he did numerous national tours and recordings with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera. He taught 5th and 6th grade band in Los Altos schools and maintains an active private studio.

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Trumpet is the most physical instrument that requires your whole body to work efficiently. Understanding the breath and how to relax the body goes a long way in learning the trumpet.

About Matthew

Anyone can learn a musical instrument. I started from a blank slate which through my own interest was able to improve my skills to perform the music I love.

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April 14, 2018
Joanna
He was very patient and teach very well. My daughter likes him as a teacher
July 28, 2017
Alison
Our son has really enjoyed Matthew's approach, who has been very patient and positive!
May 6, 2017
ANIBAL
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About Holly

Holly S. has 20+ years professional experience performing in symphony orchestras, string orchestras, string quartets, contemporary music ensembles, wind ensembles, percussion ensembles, and steel bands, including international performances and competitions.

Holly has been a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra since 2007, and plays with the Tucson Pops Orchestra in the summer and fall. Holly is also a former member of the Arizona Symphonic Winds, in which she played 1st trumpet.

Holly received a bachelor's degree in violin performance and a bachelor's degree in percussion performance from the University of Arizona in 2001. In December of 2008, she completed her master's degree in Violin Performance at the University of Arizona. Her teachers include Joan Donat, Elizabeth Adkins, Mark Rush, and Steven Moeckel.

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aveled to Trinidad and Tobago six times to perform in the national steelband competition, "Panorama". In those competitions, she played tenor pan with several of the 120-piece steel bands, including Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove, who, in 2005, won the competition by a record-breaking 20 points.

Holly is an Arizona state certified teacher with a fingerprint clearance card, and has taught general music, orchestra, and band in the Marana Unified School District, Sunnyside School District, and the Tucson Unified School District. She formerly taught the strings classes for Catalina Foothills Community Schools, and coached elementary and middle school steel band classes. She currently teaches a full studio of 40+ private students (violin, viola, piano) in addition to freelancing and playing full time with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. She is the founder and director of the Tucson Youth Chamber Orchestras (TYCO).
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November 29, 2018
Richelle
Holly has been teaching my fifteen year old trumpet and violin since my daughter was seven. Over the years, Holly has demonstrated exceptional patience and kindness with my daughter. Always approachable and flexible, Holly can work through any situation or concern with my child.
November 28, 2018
Chris
My 11 year old son has been taking lessons from Holly for 2 years now. Holly is patient and works with him on his level. A very comfortable, supportive environment. Very good notes and the other students are nice!

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I am an experienced educator and orchestral musician. I have taught students of all ages and ability levels, and I really enjoy helping students learn and grow as musicians and trumpet players. I have held positions with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Richmond Symphony in addition to playing with numerous orchestras throughout the midwest. Whether you are looking for help preparing for solo and ensemble, college auditions, or just want to improve on your instrument, I can help!

About Daniel

I am an experienced performer and educator. I hold the position of Principal Trumpet with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and 3rd trumpet with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. I have also held the position of Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Richmond Symphony in Virginia, in addition to performing with numerous other orchestras and ensembles throughout the midwest and east coast. I have taught students of all ages and ability levels. I am a frequent faculty member at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in addition to maintaining a private studio at my home in Dayton, Ohio. Whether you are looking for help to prepare for college auditions, solo and ensemble competitions, or just to improve on the trumpet, no matter your ability level, I'm happy to help!

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16 years of teaching at every level from beginner to come-back player to graduate student have prepared me to help every student with the many challenges posed by the trumpet, and to make trumpet playing more fun for every student. I have degrees in both classical and jazz trumpet, and perform in a variety of styles and settings. Whatever your interests, I can help you learn about them.

About Nikola

Combining equal parts lyricism and devotion to rhythm, Nikola Tomić is an engaging and dynamic New York City-based trumpet performer whose versatility and enjoyment of soloist and background roles alike have taken him to stages in more than thirty states, as well as to Italy, Mexico, Ireland, and Costa Rica. In New York, he has performed at venues including The Jazz Gallery, Swing 46, the Drawing Room, the Cutting Room, Silvana, St. Peter's Church, Sir D's Lounge, Williamsburg Music Center, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

Currently on the faculties of both the Longy School of Music of Bard College and Kutztown University of Pennsylvation, Nikola served as visiting assistant professor of trumpet and jazz studies at Ithaca College during Spring Semester 2017. Deeply committed to education,

Nikola is active as a teacher and clinician in the greater New York City area and throughout the Northeast, and has maintained a private teaching studio since 2003. He taught from 2010 to 2013 for the Eastman Community Music School, providing instruction in trumpet and music theory, and working with the New Horizons Band Program, and has been on faculty at the Ithaca College Summer Music Academy since 2013.

Nikola holds doctoral and master’s degrees in Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music and a bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance from Ithaca College. His teachers have included Clay Jenkins, Bill Dobbins, Harold Danko, Frank Gabriel Campos, and Steve Brown.
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Sean
"James did an excellent job teaching our 12 year old daughter how to improve her trumpet skills."
Coral
"Mr. Gallo has taught me musically for almost 7 years and I have been taking lessons with him now for almost 6. In my opinion, he is one of the best music
instructors I have ever worked with. He is wise, informative, understanding, and flexible with scheduling lessons. He makes sure to do what is best for his students. Without him, I wouldn't be the musician I am today. From having to deal with the physical problems and even improving my musicianship, Mr. Gallo has been able to steer me in the right direction with advice from his past years of teaching and playing. Even after marching in the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps for the past two summers, I have always resorted back to taking lessons with Mr. Gallo. With his help, I have been able to play the highest ranked solos and earned the highest evaluation in my state's Solo and Ensemble events. Now, I am a senior in high school and I feel very confident with my decisions of pursuing music in the future. I highly recommend Mr. Gallo as a trumpet, brass, and even music teacher."
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Roy
"Really enjoyed!"
Karen
"My 13 year old son has been taking lessons from Tom for several months now. He has improved a lot and has grown a greater interest in learning trumpet mus
ic and listening to popular trumpet players."
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Carl
"As a total beginner, I found it to be a great experience since I had nothing to compare it to. Nathan demonstrated substantial knowledge and was easy to
work with. He was very good at instructing one on how to use the instrument."
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Doniphan
"I personally did better than I expected, all due to Jordan's excellent method of teaching. A very pleasant experience."
katherine uphoff
"Caleb has been teaching my son trumpet for the past 4 years. He is a very talented teacher who is musically gifted, as well as patient and kind.

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g music and playing trumpet has enriched my son's life, both socially and emotionally. He is currently first chair in his middle school band and plans to pursue band in high school. His pleasure in playing with his peers and his pride in his accomplishments are wonderful to see. Last year, he played "New York, New York" as part of a three piece band at a school event and in March 2017, he will play the entire score of the Lion King with the pit orchestra for the 8th grade play.

But the best part as a parent is seeing that he often walks around the house humming a random tune under his breath, even when he isn't aware of it. It makes me smile to see him be so happy!

Thank you, Caleb!"
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Morty
"Franz is a master musician.
As a teacher he is able to take the student from their level of playing and introduce them to new concepts on the instrument
, thus raising their musicianship to much higher levels.

I highly recommend studying with Franz."
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Vincent
"Very professional, patient, motivating
Great experience"

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