Brad Beyer
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Brad Beyer

Brad B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whatever your level, we will dive into great studies of classic fundamentals, technique refinement, mature tone quality, and of course music that YOU love to play.

About Brad B.

Greeting! I specialize in teaching trumpet, trombone, saxophone and clarinet. I have taught music at practically every level from Pre-Kindergarten through college (three years on staff with the band program at Cornerstone University), and have run multiple successful mid/high school band programs over the course of my 10+ years of teaching. My bands have consistently received 1st division ratings at both the district and state levels of the MSBOA Band & Orchestra Festival. The jazz ensemble - which I started from the ground up - has also had much success in their performances around West Michigan, and the Byron Center High School Marching Band, which I am on staff with, was the 2014 MCBA State Champion in Flight III and has placed in the top 3 every year since.

In 2016, I was honored to receive the BCCS Educator of the Year Award, which was voted on by all of the district teachers and staff. In 2017, I was selected as a finalist for the Grand Valley State University Charter School Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.

I have performed around West Michigan with numerous ensembles in concert and jazz band settings, and love finding small groups to play with just for fun on the side, such as All Your Bass, a low brass ensemble that I play with that has its own youtube channel (see profile videos) and occasionally performs here in town.

I have received consistent highly effective evaluations from my principals in all of the last five school years.

Music is my thing, but it's not all of who I am. My biggest hobby outside of music is probably video games! I have all three current mainline consoles and keep up with all of the latest gaming news and releases. My favorite game of all time is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and some of my other favorites include Metroid Prime, Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, Super Mario Galaxy, Portal 2, Hitman 2, and Metal Gear Solid V. If you also enjoy gaming and want to incorporate some game music into your music lessons, I can make that happen!

So that's a bit about me. If you're ready to jump in, shoot me a message and let's see if we're a good match!

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Coleman D.
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Absolutely OUTSTANDING! Brad is an exceptional teacher! Every aspect of the lesson was engaging, educational and confidence building for our son. Thank You!

Posted May 5, 2020
Jake A.
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Great lesson. Took time to get to know student and sought musical interest that would keep him motivated and progressing.

Posted Apr 29, 2020
Noah
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Noah loved Brad!! He thought he was cool! He felt like he was learning and having fun!! For an 11 yo boy having fun is essential!!

Posted Apr 28, 2020
Evien
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Mr. Beyer is a very talented guy. He will teach you stuff you might never have known befor about instruments! He is very very friendly and will teach you a lot. You will learn so much by taking his online lessons.

Posted Apr 22, 2020
Savanna
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Mr. Beyer has been my teacher for 5 years. I went into his band class not knowing how to play an instrument. He helped me and never gave up. Now I play clarinet and I enjoy it. His class is full of great lessons as well as a few laughs. Altogether he never gives up on you and is amazing at his job.

Posted Apr 20, 2020
Elijah
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One of, if not the best musical teacher I've got to work with. It really shows how great he is when I had a 4 year gap of not playing my saxophone and he could get me back and up to highschool level during the half of the year. He's always there to help and for advice and has great taste in non school things whenever you just want to chat. 9 times out of 10 I have a great time in band, and the 1 really just matters on how I'm feeling. What I love about him is he has a mix of professional and casual, which for me personally is the best way for me to learn. 5/5

Posted Apr 19, 2020
Elijah
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One of, if not the best musical teacher I've got to work with. It really shows how great he is when I had a 4 year gap of not playing my saxophone and he could get me back and up to highschool level during the half of the year. He's always there to help and for advice and has great taste in non school things whenever you just want to chat. 9 times out of 10 I have a great time in band, and the 1 really just matters on how I'm feeling. What I love about him is he has a mix of professional and casual, which for me personally is the best way for me to learn. 5/5

Posted Apr 19, 2020
Gracie
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Mr. Beyer has been my band teacher for five years so far and I couldn't have asked for a better one! After he joined our school as it's band teacher our band has been happy, fun, and overall a great experience. Every piece that I have played from him was fun. Some were annoying, hard, frustrating, or even easy, but every piece ended up being fun and a part of helping me grow as a clarinetist and a band member. Though it was and has been a long and hard journey Mr. Beyer only helps along the way. He is the best instructor to have, he makes music easy to learn while making it fun along the way.

Posted Apr 18, 2020
Kaylani
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Mr. Beyer is a great instructor/teacher and he always makes sure you know how to finger certain notes. He is a very helpful teacher for me personally and his students. For example, me and my class on are first year learning band we knew nothing but by the end of the year we knew the majority of the keys and we also knew how to play are instruments he does a great job teaching us and other.

Posted Apr 18, 2020
Andrew
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Brad Beyer became the new director of my high school band at the start of my junior year. At that point in my trombone career, I was comfortable with my level of playing. Immediately, Mr. Beyer would congratulate me on my level of playing, then pushed me further. He saw a need for a jazz ensemble and saw that we had the players to make that happen. Joining that newly formed jazz combo was truly one of the greatest decisions of my life. I trusted that Mr. Beyer had the ability to lead me into this entirely new playing style and help me master it. Through my two years with Mr. Beyer, I gained the ability to play and learned to love, an entirely new kind of playing. Having left his program four years ago, I can easily see how Brad Beyer's teaching provided a springboard that launched me into a high-level jazz career in college. Anyone wanting to better themselves musically, at any current level, would do well to dedicate themselves to Brad Beyer's invaluable teaching.

Posted Apr 18, 2020
Xavier
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Mr.Beyer is the best band teacher you will ever find out ther he has helped me grow on the trumpet to we’re I am today !!!!

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Joselyn
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Mr. Beyer has been my band teacher for many years. It was because of him that I first learned to play the clarinet, and that I have been able to progress as a musician! His classes are always fun, as well as summer lessons which we have also done together!

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Olivia G.
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Whenever I took lessons during the summer my confidence while playing increased so much during the school year.

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Nicholas
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Mr. Beyer is, and always will be the best instructor I've ever had. He's taught me so much in my time with him, encouraged me to be a better musician, and was constantly helping me through the whole thing. He's a great teacher, friend, and person. I 100% recommend him.

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Molly G.
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Mr. Beyer is the most dedicated teacher I know. He has helped kids grow a love for music and playing music. He is an amazing teacher who loves his students, and I'm very grateful I had him as my teacher. He has helped me grow as a musician in so many ways, and I'm going to continue to use his teaching to help me grow even more.

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Julie
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Mr. Beyer has done an amazing job growing our school band program. His easy going personality, dedication to student success, and expansive music knowledge make him an excellent choice as a music teacher.

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Gracie D.
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Mr. Beyer is a great teacher he always makes sure each section of the band gets help when they need it. He also makes learning really fun in a unique way. Whenever someone doesn't play the right notes he doesn't get mad,he calmly tells them what they did wrong and helps them get it right.

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Rebecca K
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Mr. Beyer is a phenomenal teacher. He taught my first two years of being in band and he also was my private lesson instructor. He teaches with love and so much passion. He always smiles and gives 110% every day!
I highly recommend Mr. Beyer.

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Ian
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I started working with Mr. Beyer when I was fifth grade, and have now been working with him in band class for almost three years, but a lot has happened during those three years. When I first started working with him, I didn't know how to read music, play an instrument, or take care of my instrument. Mr. Beyer taught me all of those things with his friendly attitude, patience, personal experience, bad jokes, and faith that anyone can do anything if they put their mind to it. I have gotten to know Mr. Beyer through music and hard work, and through trial and error I have become a better musician. "If you practice, you get better, and when you get better, it becomes more fun. It's a cycle."-Mr. Beyer. Practicing my instrument has become really fun and it will be for you too.

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Elizabeth
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I started out playing music at a decent school. I liked band, but it was kinda just a side thing. When I met Mr. Beyer, everything changed. He does more than just conduct a band, he educates and cares about his students. I learned more in the 3 years I had with him than the previous years with a different concert band. He cares about his students and makes sure everyone is alright. He has a huge passion for music, and that passion reflected back on me. I get excited to go to his class. There is never a dull moment in his class. He is such a funny guy, and engages in jokes in class. In his class, I learned more about my instrument, understood a TON of music theory, I have laughed with him and I even learned a new instrument. Mr. Beyer is an amazing, brilliant, funny and sweet band director, person and friend.

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Michael
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I'm in 9th grade and in percussion, I have been playing for a little over a year and a half. In less than that time Mr. Beyer has helped me catch up and even continue to encourage me to pursue higher musical pieces. I was in choir before this so I did not know anything about band, but Mr. Beyer being the great teacher that he is helped me feel right at home and band is the most enjoyable part of my day because of him. Mr. Beyer does not only help us musically, he has talked with us as a class to help us better ourselves with inspirational talks before and after concerts which I have learned a lot because of those for my personal life. Mr. Beyer has helped me with solo ense!how pieces, personal pieces, and concert pieces and when I don't get it right he works with me until I get it right. I like how Mr. Beyer not only helps us in the musical area of life but he also invests and cares about his students. There is so much more I can say about Mr.Beyer but to keep it simple he is such a great instructor and I want to take this time to thank him for all that he has done for me, he makes my day at school great because he makes learning fun.

Posted Apr 16, 2020
Sarah S
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I have learned so much being in Mr.Beyer class. I started not knowing anything to now having so much knowledge about music. Personally I have a deeper understanding for music then before. Mr.Beyer makes learning music extremely fun and exciting. Which makes learning music fun!

Posted Apr 16, 2020
Brandon
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I've worked with Brad for almost five years and have been consistently impressed by his dedicated to his students...from fifth graders starting an instrument to seniors playing at graduation. His high expectations and passion for music have empowered our students, one of whom is my 7th grade son, to delve into the world of music.

Posted Apr 16, 2020
Sammy
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I came to the school with not even a years worth of training on the flute. Mr. Beyer helped me catch up to the rest of the class within a couple of months. I was so glad to have his help. He is the best teacher and he has helped me and challenged me to do my best. He is the best teacher I have ever had!

Posted Apr 16, 2020
Austin R.
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Mr. Beyer is a really great teacher I started taking his band class in fifth grade I was one of four trombones and there were a lot of jokes and laughs when we were in band class. I remember when we first played hot cross buns we thought we sounded great, but in later years we would play even harder songs and sometimes out of the blue Mr. Beyer would play the recording of our hot cross buns song and I remember all the cringed out faces there were including mine. There was no doubt that Mr. Beyer had helped us. So thank you. :)

Posted Apr 16, 2020
Margie
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We love Mr Beyer! He was my daughter’s band teacher as well as private clarinet instructor. He is an excellent teacher/conductor and accomplished musician. His friendly personality and love of music was the perfect fit for her. Highly recommend Mr. Beyer!

Posted Apr 11, 2020
Ashtyn
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While I haven’t had Mr. Beyer as a teacher for very long, the time he’s spent teaching me has been filled with incredible memories and valuable knowledge that I apply to my practices continually. He is able to provide great musical insight while also being personally engaging and fun! Never a dull moment with this guy!

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Daniel
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Being a student under the instruction of Brad B. in not only concert band but in a jazz combo, I've been able to see a fraction of his knowledge and skill, in not only his musical knowledge but his strong ability to teach well. He has helped me grow as a musician in the last 5 years, and has helped me understand musical theory in a clear simple way. I would definitely give Mr. B. a 5 star rating due to his knowledge, influence, and teaching skills.

Posted Apr 10, 2020
David Jones
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I’ve enjoyed working with Mr.Beyer for the past 6 years! What an amazing instructor, mentor, and musician! His capability to keep the class interactive with each piece we have to play is just bar none, amazing!

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Melinda
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As a fellow music instructor, I am impressed by Brad's musical expertise, creative teaching methods, and dedication. He is an excellent music teacher!

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Shanley
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Mr. Beyer was one of my marching band instructors when I was in high school - and by far one of my favorite! His ability to teach with grace yet purpose is something I strive for in my own teaching now. I don’t even play saxophone, so I imagine a saxophone student would enjoy being taught under him more than I did (if that’s even possible!). Take lessons with Mr. Beyer, and you will have fun while diving deep into music. :)

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Kimberly
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My son has grown so much since having lessons with Mr Beyer. He loves going to his lessons and has excelled in his knowledge of music and playing percussion. Mr Beyer truly has a passion and talent for teaching music! Highly recommend!

Posted Apr 9, 2020
Jade
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Mr.Beyer has been my teacher for 6 years and he has been an amazing band director! He pushes us to do our best and beyond! Mr. Beyer puts 150% into teaching us! He goes above and beyond what a band teacher does! I was so blessed to have him as a band director!

Posted Apr 8, 2020
Beth
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Brad has been the band instructor for my 4 sons during their high school years. All 4 were also played in Jazz Combo under his direction. Brad has done an excellent job of teaching, coaching, encouraging, and developing them to the extent that they willI be lifelong musicians.
I greatly appreciate both his musical and character influence on my son. I highly recommend him!

Posted Apr 8, 2020
Anne Brown
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Brad Beyer is one of the best band directors and teachers I’ve known in my career spanning 4 decades as a music teacher myself. I have worked with Brad a lot and he also taught 4 of my own children. I highly recommend him as a music teacher.

Posted Apr 8, 2020
Allison Dorn
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Mr. Beyer was one of my instructors at marching band camp while I was in high school. I found him to be very passionate about music and his musical knowledge to be broad. He’s a very caring and patient person who clearly knows his way around music. Please consider him to be your instructor! I’m very happy to have learned from him and would highly recommend him.

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Emily
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Mr. Beyer was one of my instructors at band camp in high school. He was great at being kind, but firm in his teaching. He will always treat you with compassion, but also makes sure that you're learning the fundamentals. I highly recommend him!

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Teri
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My son came into band a year later than his peers and Brad did an awesome job helping him catch up and fit in. He actually worked with another son as well with exceptional results. Always with a positive attitude, Brad really helped my boys not only learn the essentials, but also catch the bug of instrumental music!

Posted Apr 7, 2020

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Experience

Band Director
Sep 2014 - Present

Charter School

• Expanded and modernized the 5-12 band program, enrolling the school in the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association to give students more educational performance opportunities. • Built a proud record of success with the BCCS bands, having multiple groups (concert and jazz) earn 1st division ratings at MSBOA Band & Orchestra Festivals at the district and state levels.

High School
Sep 2014 - Present

Competitive Marching Band Teacher

• Marching, visual and woodwind instructor for the 2014 MCBA State Champion Marching Band. • Worked with the rest of these bands in various capacities and time-frames since 2006 including time spent instructing “from the tower,” marking out drill on the field, assisting students in visual effects, advising on accurate marching style, leading instrument-specific sectionals, etc.

Adjunct Faculty and Assistant Band Director
Sep 2014 - May 2017

Cornerstone University

• Began an official part-time adjunct position as assistant band director in July 2014 after six years of gaining invaluable experience and training by doing so unofficially. • Exposed students to the masterpieces of the wind band repertoire and pushed them to the highest levels of technical and musically expressive performance.

Band Director
Sep 2009 - Jun 2014

Hudsonville Public Schools/Freedom Christian Schools

• Faculty member at Freedom Christian Schools through the shared-time teacher program at Hudsonville Public Schools. • Successfully taught K-5 General Music, 5-12 Band, and in the last year implemented Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo classes, both the first of their kind at Freedom. • Maintained order and implemented positive classroom management techniques. • Gained respect and cooperation from parents by communicating effectively and by encouraging their ideas and involvement in student learning.

Education

Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting
Jun 2010 - Aug 2012

The American Band College of Sam Houston State University

Bachelor of Music in Education
Sep 2004 - Dec 2007

Cornerstone University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Education Certificate (Music Education, JX, K-12)
Jan 2008

State of Michigan

Awards

Finalist for the 2017 GVSU CSO Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
Jun 2017

Grand Valley State University Charter School Office

2016 BCCS Educator of the Year Award
Jun 2016

Byron Center Charter School

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