Brennan Johns

Brennan J.

Los Angeles, CA

Lesson Details

Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Students can expect focused instruction in all aspects of trumpet playing from an experienced trumpet doubler, including different styles, common trumpet doubles (cornet and flugelhorn), and fundamental techniques.
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About

Brennan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2010

Hi! I am a multi-instrumentalist professional musician and composer/arranger and I am capable and happy to teach all levels of students anything they would like to know or improve on. I specialize in low brass, especially bass trombone and euphonium, but I can teach all brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, tuba, and all of the obscure ones) to any player, and I can also teach improvisation, composition, arranging, orchestration, and Sibelius notation software. I can also teach the basics of synthesis and keyboard synthesizer playing techniques.

Experience

Horn Coach, IU Soul Revue
Aug 2015 - Jul 2018
Indiana University African-American Arts Institute

Coached and directed the horn section and occasionally the entire ensemble, prepared all sheet music for the horn and rhythm sections, assisted the director, rhythm coach, vocal coach, and sound crew whenever necessary

Education

Master's of Music in Jazz Composition
Aug 2016 - May 2018
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bachelor's of Music in Bass Trombone and Euphonium Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

2018 BMI David N. Baker Jazz Composition Award
Apr 2018
BMI/Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
2015 Indiana University Brass Concerto Competition Winner
Jan 2015
IU Jacobs School of Music brass faculty
2014 Indiana University Brass Concerto Competition Winner
Jan 2014
IU Jacobs School of Music brass faculty
2013 Eastern Trombone Workshop Bass Trombone Solo Competition Winner - Division I
Mar 2013
Eastern Trombone Workshop adjudicators

Photos & Videos

Playing a muted trumpet solo, live in Bloomington, IN (2018)

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Playing a flugelhorn solo, live in Bloomington, IN (2018)

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Playing a synthesizer solo, live in Bloomington, IN (2018)

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Playing a bass trombone solo, live in Bloomington, IN (2018)

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Recording for a television broadcast, Bloomington, IN (2017)

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After a live salsa gig, Indianapolis, IN (2018)

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After a recording session, Bloomington, IN (2018)

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In a recording session, Bloomington, IN (2017)

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Performing at a music education convention, Fort Wayne, IN (2018)

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