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Gregory H.

Astoria, NY

With the right approach, this difficult instrument can be made fun and easy

About Gregory

As a younger brother at the age of five, I began studying the piano because my older sister did. After my foundation in music strengthened I fell in love with the trumpet. At first, each note took time to develop and I enjoyed the challenge. The trumpet allowed me to travel all over the Southeast later in life and even to China with a 1940's Radio Show. I enjoyed many top-level bands the kindled my love and passion for good music. I want to share that kindling with my students in a nurturing and guiding situation, just like my teachers gave me.
I used to go to lessons and become
so motivated and inspired that I thought I could change the world. I always knew that I would want to give back exactly that. As my performance opportunities grew into venues like Churchill Grounds, The Rialto, and The Variety Playhouse in Atlanta and Radio City Music Hall, 54 Below, The Jazz Standard, Bowery Ballroom, Shapeshifter and Flushing Town Hall in New York, my fire for wanting to develop my teaching did also. I was always thinking back to what my old teachers gave me, inspiration. I then understood that inspiration is the key to success in life.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will be something the student looks forward to every week. We will work through common method books and learn material that the student has an interest in. For example, some students want to learn to play high notes, a popular song, improvise, or write their own songs. I am a laid back guy, but I do expect effort in the lessons and at home. I believe whatever you put into music is what you get out of it, and I will inspire and motivate the student to get as much out of the lessons as they can. Students will create, with my advisement, and update short term and long term goals every few months.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard or Piano and Music Stand

*** Travel Equipment ***
They should provide their instrument, instrument care products (valve oil), method books and sheet music.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz and classical music. I use many common methods depending on how the student tends to learn the best, and will even combine different methods if the student requires it.
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Ian S. August 26, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson!
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Nathan R. July 25, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Greg was warm and just a pleasure.
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Nathan R. July 25, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Greg was warm and just a pleasure.
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Gregory H.

Gregory H.

Astoria, NY 11106
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$40 / 30-min
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Kelly L.

Succasunna, NJ

About Kelly

I have recently graduated from Temple University with my Masters in Music. While at Temple University I also taught lessons at a nonprofit after school program in Philadelphia. Before attending Temple University, I received my Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Rutgers University. My main instruments are French Horn and Piano. I have extensive knowledge in teaching brass instruments and piano.

I have been very fortunate to have had so many encouraging, motivating, and inspiring teachers. I plan to follow their lead in my own teaching. I am very organized and patient. I have high expect
ations for my students and am confident that anyone can learn an instrument.
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Kelly L.

Kelly L.

Succasunna, NJ 07876
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Bobby S.

Brooklyn, NY

About Bobby

I am a jazz trumpeter, improviser, and composer as well as an avid listener and enthusiastic educator. I maintain an active performance schedule playing improvised music as well as funk, soul, afro-beat, reggae, hip-hop, and American folk music. In addition to trumpet, I have experience performing and recording on slide trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, and french horn. I write and arrange music for my own groups and regularly write and record horn arrangements for folk, pop, and reggae groups. I have attended Berklee College of Music and Ithaca College, and I have a Master's degree in jazz tr
umpet performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

I have over nine years of experience working with students ages 7 to adult. I have worked both from my home studio and though several public and community music school programs including the Hudson Arts Alliance in Hudson, MA, the Kittredge Elementary School in North Andover, MA, and the Performing Arts Center of Metro West in Framingham, MA. I have studied jazz performance with trumpet greats John McNeil and Walter White, improvisation with jazz gurus David Schumacher and Jerry Bergonzi, and George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization with master composer and theorist Ben Schwendener.

As an educator, my aim is to inspire in my students an enthusiasm for the artistic performance of music of any style. I strive to convey my own excitement for the art to young trumpeters and improvisers, and I have worked to encourage self-motivation and a longstanding interest in musical self-expression in elementary through high school students and adults. I have experience performing many styles of music from jazz and experimental improvised music to funk, reggae, and afro-beat, and I use my knowledge of divergent genres to encourage creative experimentation and convey the expressive artistic elements shared by all music. As an improviser I am particularly interested in teaching the theory and philosophy of spontaneous composition and musical communication.
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Rachel M. June 12, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Bobby is a very devoted and amazing teacher. Honestly, if you want to be really great he will give you all the tools you need to do that.
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steven F. October 30, 2014
Trumpet
My jazz instructor in High School led me to Bobby three years ago. He taught me a lot of things about playing the trumpet and greatly increased my ability as a trumpet player. He is very, and inspired me to want to get better at playing through encouragement and his high quality playing. Every lesson is very personal and fun. I know that sounds cheesy, but I looked forward to every lesson I had with Bobby. Bobby is a very skilled player, and unlike many great players, he can teach just as well as he can play. Bobby and I also spent a lot of time talking about Jazz theory. I am now fairly knowledgeable about theory, one of the best in my school, and I learned it all from Bobby. If you take lessons with Bobby your trumpet skills will vastly improve, and if you want to learn jazz, Bobby teaches jazz theory as well as he teaches trumpet, if not better. The last thing I have to say is something that Bobby told me at our very first lesson, "we will both learn from each other, you will learn trumpet and jazz skills, and I will learn how to effectively teach you." Every lesson with Bobby is extremely personal, and he is constantly improving his already great teaching skills.
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Ben C. October 29, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
I took lessons with Bobby for several years throughout middle school and high school and he was by far the best trumpet teacher I've ever had. He is an extremely devoted and hardworking individual and is very passionate about his teachings and music.
He always had a solid lesson plan each week, teaching me technical skills along with improvisation and music theory. What stood out most was his animated and enthusiastic personality, which made me look forward to lessons each week. He taught using a very Socratic method, guiding me along much of the complications of music theory and allowed me to gain my own understanding of musical concepts.

Bobby was easy to communicate with and very willing to help expand my playing in whatever interest I had at the time. I highly recommend lessons with him.
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Bobby S.

Bobby S.

Brooklyn, NY 11207
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$30 / 30-min
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Meredith M.

Brooklyn, NY

Professional Broadway Horn Player with past experience playing with the London Symphony Orchestra.
I am a qualified music educator with experience teaching in individual and group settings. I am available for private one on one lessons, coaching, and for performance and audition prep. I strive to create a friendly and non- judgmental environment for students. I am a strong believer in setting goals with students and I strive to give pupils the tools and skills needed to achieve such goals.

About Meredith

Professional Musician and experienced Music Educator. Currently a Broadway musician (French Horn) and active soloist/recitalist with past experience playing in the UK with the London Symphony Orchestra and many of the top orchestras in the UK and Europe. Have extensive experience teaching Horn, Trumpet, Trombone and Piano to students of all ages and abilities privately and as faculty with the Stamford Young Artist Philharmonic and the New England Music Camp. Hold a Master's Degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London.
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Meredith M.

Meredith M.

Brooklyn, NY 11217
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Mike S.

Long Island City, NY

My approach to teaching is rooted in rigorous study of fundamentals and musical playing. Because the Horn is a challenging instrument, many players have picked up bad habits that became roadblocks later on. I specialize in removing those roadblocks so we can focus on making music!

About Mike

I've been playing French Horn as my primary instrument for over 20 years, and am thoroughly trained as an orchestral musician, with a Master's in French Horn performance from Rutgers University. I play freelance in the NYC area., and I also work as a film composer.
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Mike S.

Mike S.

Long Island City, NY 11101
starting at
$50 / 30-min

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