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Bill D.

18 Reviews
Glenview, IL
Starting at $59
  • Speaks English
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts from University of South Carolina
  • Teaching since 1980
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Bill D.

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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 ...

About Bill

Bill is in his sixth season as Principal Trumpet with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and his third season as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Summer Music Festival Orchestra. He was a member of the trumpet faculty at DePaul University for five years and has presented performances and mast

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Gil R.
Just started studying with Bill. He's already given me some good recommendations to improve my playing, and he is encouraging. I left the lesson motivated. I'm really looking forward to studying with Bill!
Ethan S.
Bill is very passionate. He teaches me all the techniques and trying to help me make a much better sound. He is strict to get every notes correct while other teachers allow easy passes. He also corrects my old habits. He is a wonderful teacher who really teaches fundamentals.
Pat
Exactly what I was looking for.!
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Tammye D.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Tammye D.

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Trumpet is a wonderful instrument for both the young and young-at-heart. I have been playing trumpet for most of my life, and teaching it for 20 years.

About Tammye

I am a 2008 graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. While at North Texas I taught trumpet lessons in the Denton area. I have also taught piano, clarinet, and saxophone as well as all the other brass instruments. I have performed with the UNT Concert Band,

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Bruce Y.
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Noemie
my daughter loves her lessons with Ms Tammye!
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Jack W.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jack W.

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Would you like to play with increased range and musicality in classical, jazz or rock styles? Interested in improvisation? Are you just starting or a comeback player? I have over 20 years experience in teaching and performing trumpet in all styles including performances with 7 major symphonies, brass ensembles, Grammy award winning lead trumpet player for a large jazz ensemble, and retired from a premiere military band in Washington D.C. I also taught as a band director in Miami where I started beginning students of all instruments. We can tailor your learning needs here!

About Jack

Dr. Jack W. was recently the musical director of the Miami Arts Charter School in Homestead, Florida and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Miami Frost School of music in Studio and Jazz Trumpet Performance. Jack is currently a Nashville recording artist, and teaches brass and ja

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Rafael C.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Norwegian, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Rafael C.

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Playing the trumpet is one of the greatest joys of my life and I want to share that joy with you. Whether you are to getting ready for a college audition, picking up the horn for again after putting it down fifteen years ago, or want to play better in high school band class, I am happy to help you. I cater my lessons based on the needs and goals of each student, so you can get the most out of each time we meet.

About Rafael

Born and raised in Boulder CO, NYC-based trumpeter Rafael Castillo-Halvorssen always brings joy and enthusiasm to the bandstand. He was inspired to pursue playing trumpet professionally in his early teens when he first heard Louis Armstrong’s 1956 record Ambassador Satch (go listen to it right no

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Dmitri
Rafael is a very dedicated teacher, who is an excellent musician with outstanding ears and a passion for the subject. I particularly appreciate how he skirts the worlds of jazz and classical music, and relates to both. He has ideas of what he wants to get across in each lesson, yet also listens and responds to students feedback. I certainly recommend Rafael as a teacher!
Nolan
When I began trumpet lessons with Rafael I had zero experience on a brass instrument. He started out teaching me the basic fingerings on the horn, but before I knew it he had me learning traditional New Orleans second line music as well as some more contemporary brass band tunes. After just a few lessons with Rafael I succeeded in securing myself a spot in an audition-only, collegiate-level ensemble dedicated to playing this style of music. Rafael is fantastic teacher and pleasure to learn from. If you are looking to improve you playing and have loads of fun at the same time, Rafael is definitely the teacher for you!
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Randall K.

68 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of South Florida
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Randall K.

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Students begin with the Rubank method and add in Arban's. A strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of scales, ear training, sight reading, and music theory. Along with this we have fun playing the music student enjoys.

About Randall

I have been teaching music for over 20 years and playing as a professional musician for even longer. I know how to get the best out of my students and have fun doing it. I'm a University of South Florida grad and I have worked and studies in Las Vegas and at the Berklee school of music. My studen

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Mariam
Great teachings
Ricardo B.
Helpful and funny.
Lucky Best
I'm a 52 year-old with no music background and today was my first virtual alto sax lesson with Randall. I must admit that I was very intimidated at first and didn't think that I would be able to get the most out of this virtual learning experience. However, Randall made me very comfortable and quickly got me relaxed as if he were right there with me in my living room. We began by him showing me the do's and don'ts of putting my horn together (especially the mouthpiece), fingering, and creating the sound I wanted. I was impressed because he taught me about 5 to 6 notes in this initial session. To be honest I didn't even think that I would've been able to get a note out but I did. Although I didn't want my first saxophone lesson to be virtual, I can confidently say that I will continue my sessions with Randall and highly recommend his services.
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Andy G.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Fall 2020 Outstanding Resident Award from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Teaching since 2013
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Andy G.

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Andy Gonzalez is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, music teacher from Mesa, Arizona. Gonzalez holds a bachelors degree in Music Learning and Teaching from Arizona State University. Gonzalez is the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Fall 2020 recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Resident Achievement Award presented by Teachers College Dean Dr. Carole Basile.

in addition to private lessons, Mr. Gonzalez currently teaches k-6 general music in the Gilbert Public Schools district.

About Andy

I have been teaching several instruments including guitar, ukulele, bass, tuba, trumpet, and trombone to hundreds of students of every age and ability since 2013. In addition to lessons, I am a certified k-6 general music teacher in the Gilbert Public Schools district. Many past guitar students o

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Chandra
We would highly recommend Andy! My daughter took lessons from him for about 5 years. He is incredibly patient and knowledgeable.

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Average Cost of Trumpet Lessons in River Forest, IL

The average cost of 60-minute trumpet lessons in River Forest is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $142 per hour.
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"I personally did better than I expected, all due to Jordan's excellent method of teaching. A very pleasant experience."
Doniphan
Took Trumpet lessons from Jordan M.
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"Evan has been my 7th grader Sierra's trumpet teacher and it's been a great experience all around. Sierra loves her lessons with Evan and continues to improve. I would highly recommend Evan!"
Salim
Took Trumpet lessons from Evan K.
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"Jordan taught both my teenager and pre-teen trumpet for a couple of years, and was able to extend their ranges on the very first lesson. He is organized, kind, a great musician, and he stuck to the fundamentals - a great teacher."
Kesa
Took Trumpet lessons from Jordan M.
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"Miss Jennifer is amazing teacher. She been giving trumpet lessons to my son. She is patient and willing to take the time to help him with his music from school. Her teaching method is great. She knows how to work with kids/youth. I recommend Miss Jennifer."
Monica P.
Took Trumpet lessons from Jennifer W.
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"Knowledgeable about many areas of music (teaches many instruments). Very professional. Treats my child with respect and is good about focusing on the fundamentals of good playing so as not to develop bad habits which become harder to correct if not corrected early on. Gives my child suggestions and practice homework to improve techniques and proficiency."
Todd
Took Trumpet lessons from Daniel K.
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"Testu was an excellent teacher. He was patient, kind, encouraging and very knowledgeable. He helped me to prepare for auditions, develop a practice routine and find more enjoyment in playing!"
Ruby
Took Trumpet lessons from Tetsuya L.
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"My son is a brand new trumpet player and Evan has been very patient, kind, and helpful. We would definitely recommend him to anyone who'd like to take lessons."
Mary-Anne Gerlach
Took Trumpet lessons from Evan K.
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"My son is taken trumpet lessons with Miss Jennifer. He is loving his lessons. He told me it's helping play better."
Deane
Took Trumpet lessons from Jennifer W.
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"I have literally looked for years for the right trumpet teacher for my 12 year old son. JQ is a treasure. He challenges the student appropriately but is also gentle and understanding about the realities of life for a 12 year old in NYC. Cannot recommend him highly enough. Very skilled teacher, performer, and totally on point with showing up, planning ahead, etc."
April Stace
Took Trumpet lessons from J.Q. W.
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"Holly is so great! My little boy was having trouble staying motivated and Holly really brings out the fun! She is so enthusiastic and empowering. She is gifted, funny and professional. We love her."
Sally
Took Trumpet lessons from Holly S.
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