Get to know me with free lessons first, email me for information! I am a 25 year old, energetic teacher of almost any instrument, specially trumpet. I can teach in any style, and will not let you learn anything incorrectly! Lessons will be flexible and fun. I am willing to work with your schedule and will ensure that your lessons are worth it. I taught last year in the Fort Worth Independent School District as an assistant band director. I gave this up to further my education at UNT for my masters in Jazz Studies. *** Lesson Details *** Welcome to a friendly lesson. I prefer to call a lesson an assisted practice session. Simply put we play a PERFECT practice session together. I want to ensure that I teach you how to practice correctly so that every other time you touch your ...
Hello! I'm a current school administrator who was a band director for 10 years. Students of mine have gone on to become members of the Texas All-Region, Area, and All-State bands. Many have also become college music majors. I love teaching music to students of all ages and look forward to hearing from you! Jacob
I teach all levels and all ages.
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, the UNT Brass Band, the UNT Nine O'Clock Lab Band, the Collin County Jazz Band, and the San Jose Metropolitan Band. Currently, I teach clarinet, saxophone, french horn, trumpet and piano in the DFW area. I also play percussion and trumpet in the Frisco Community Band and trumpet with the Frisco Community Brass Ensemble. *** Lesson Details *** I am a laid back teacher who gets you playing from the first day. *** Studio Equipment *** All students are required to purchase the ...
Music is what I breathe every day of my life! I grew up in Oklahoma in an average-sized city. Starting in 1st grade I pursued taking private piano lessons. Unlike most kids, I continued classical piano study throughout middle school and high school. In 2nd grade, the year after starting piano lessons, I pursued taking private trumpet lessons with the trumpet professor at the university in my city. Around age 9 I started private drum-set lessons, and age 14 picked up the acoustic guitar later followed by electric guitar. I just wanted to play ALL the instruments. After my 2nd year of high school, I decided to pursue independent study with an online accredited school, mainly for the reason of greater personal music study through the university. My trumpet professor asked if I’d like to ...
James offers a unique background with extensive performing and teaching experience of all age levels to you. He utilizes a very personalized approach with each student and provides material that will be tailored to your needs.
James' method of teaching includes original and multiple-source warm-ups, studies, projects, and music. The areas of his expertise include unique sightread and transposition teaching methods as well as very effective and time-saving practice ideas and methods.
James often has the opportunity to teach master classes at high schools and colleges on these very topics and it has been well-received.
For video/Skype lessons James prefers to work with intermediate through advanced students. For a beginning student they consistently do much better with a teacher in-person.
Since James is traveling the U.S. throughout the year he can also be available for live and in-person lessons/coaching as his travel schedule permits.
Trumpet Lessons/Studies: If you would like to learn and develop your skills on the trumpet in a new and unique way from an experienced professional performer and teacher with a heart for people and a passion for music look no further! All lessons are available Online/Skype only at this time. All ages and levels are encouraged with a special focus on intermediate, high school, college, professional, adult amateur, and the come-back player (For beginner students James highly recommends lessons with a teacher live in-person). James' primary teachers include the retired Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Charles Schlueter as well as Peter Chapman (BSO) and David Greenhoe (Quad City Symphony and Lake Placid Sinfonietta). James K. performs across the USA as a trumpeter. He
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