The trumpet is one of the most demanding yet rewarding instruments. As a dominant voice in classical and jazz; the trumpet can be a section or solo instrument.
As his primary instrument, Vince began playing trumpet in 1998. He took lessons provided by his elementary school. Vince advanced rapidly, quickly winning principle chair in school ensembles and later with select county and state wide bands. He participated in many solo competitions performing classical and jazz trumpet throughout middle and high school.
In 2003, Vince began studying classical trumpet privately with Mark Klose then later with John Maguda. Vince studied many of the classic methods including Arban's Complete Conservatory Method, Schlossberg's Daily Drills and Technical Studies, Clarke's Technical Studies, and Stamp's Warm-Ups & Studies. Vince also studied solo repertoire by Hindemith, Haydn, and Kennan among others.
While cultivating the classical foundation, Vince focused on jazz trumpet. He listened,
I have taught several students over the years to play trumpet. This is a natural extension of being a trombone player!
A graduate of the famous Curtis Institute of Music, Lori A has played all over the world. She has played with greats such as Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Pavarotti, and Leonard Bernstein. After being invited to the White House, she performed for President Reagan.
I've been teaching trumpet for 5 years and I love it. I strive to make students as comfortable and prepared as they can possibly be on trumpet. I put a strong emphasis on the core fundamentals of trumpet playing so that you can learn it right the first time (and not have to change how you play like many of us have to do later on.) I like to incorporate sight reading to slowly make it easier, etudes, solos, and duets. This varies from student to student as no one learns the same way!
When you take lessons from me you can expect to get a full understanding of how to make music using your whole body, through the trumpet. The trumpet is simply an extension of your body and not the main production of the full, rich sounds which you will be able to produce.
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