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Bill D.
Glenview, Illinois
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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 have jobs in symphony orchestras and military bands around the world. I use audio/video, computer, and MIDI technology to aid in the learning process and to enhance the enjoyment that comes with making music.
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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 masterclasses at Northwestern, Roosevelt, and Northern Illinois Universities. Bill frequently performs as Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and has appeared with the Chicago Symphony and the Milwaukee Symphony. He has also performed works in numerous chamber ensembles in the Chicago area including Walton’s Fa- cade with the Dempster Street Pro-Musica Chamber Ensemble, Bach’s 2nd Brandenberg Concerto and Poulenc’s le Bal Masque for WFMT radio’s Summer Rush Hour concerts. In 2014 Bill was featured as guest soloist with the Sibiu Philharmonic in Sibiu Romania. More recently he performed as guest soloist at the National Brass Band Competition Gala Concert.

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Bill D.
Glenview, Illinois
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Play the Trumpet with Confidence with Easy Lessons from a Certified Pro
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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 have jobs in symphony orchestras and military bands around the world. I use audio/video, computer, and MIDI technology to aid in the learning process and to enhance the enjoyment that comes with making music.
About Bill D.

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 masterclasses at Northwestern, Roosevelt, and Northern Illinois Universities. Bill frequently performs as Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and has appeared with the Chicago Symphony and the Milwaukee Symphony. He has also performed works in numerous chamber ensembles in the Chicago area including Walton’s Fa- cade with the Dempster Street Pro-Musica Chamber Ensemble, Bach’s 2nd Brandenberg Concerto and Poulenc’s le Bal Masque for WFMT radio’s Summer Rush Hour concerts. In 2014 Bill was featured as guest soloist with the Sibiu Philharmonic in Sibiu Romania. More recently he performed as guest soloist at the National Brass Band Competition Gala Concert.

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Teaching since 1980

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Doctorate of Musical Arts

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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!

Posted Sep 9, 2020
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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.

Posted May 22, 2020
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Exactly what I was looking for.!

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Trumpet
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Allison Ct. Glenview IL
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
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S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$59
45 minutes
$87
60 minutes
$117
90 minutes
$167
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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