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Brian H.
Tavares, Florida
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About Brian H.

I am a former band director with 12 years classroom experience. I have taught and performed professionally in the Jackson, TN and Memphis, TN regions for 7 years and have been active as a director, performer, and private instructor in central Florida since 2014. I graduated from the University of Memphis in 2007 with a masters degree in music performance. While at Memphis, I studied with Charles Schulz (principal tubist, Memphis Symphony Orchestra), John Mueller (euphonium, former principal US Army Band "Pershing's Own"), and David Spencer (trumpet, soloist with Hong Kong Symphony and Brazilian National Symphony). While at the UofM, I performed with world-class tubists Jens Bjorn-Larsen and Dan Perantoni. I also earned the Clement Santi Memorial Brass Scholarship. During my teaching tenure, I had multiple students earn the top chairs at All-State, win concerto competitions, be accepted to numerous schools of music (including Northwestern University, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee, Belmont University, University of Mississippi), and be awarded the highest scholarship for entering freshmen (Rudi Scheidt School of Music; Memphis). Also during my tenure, I had the privilege of leading my ensembles to earning numerous awards including Superior and Excellent Ratings. I am in the process of building my own businesses in both private education and Audio Visual Productions. I know what it means to succeed and fail. I know what it takes to bridge the gap between the two—dedication, hard work, and a desire to succeed.

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Brian H.
Tavares, Florida
Get tips and tricks from a competitor and adjudicator with decades of experience!
Audition coming up? Honor ensemble? Competition? College? I’ll show you what to expect, how to effectively prepare, and how to get your best performance when it matters most!
About Brian H.

I am a former band director with 12 years classroom experience. I have taught and performed professionally in the Jackson, TN and Memphis, TN regions for 7 years and have been active as a director, performer, and private instructor in central Florida since 2014. I graduated from the University of Memphis in 2007 with a masters degree in music performance. While at Memphis, I studied with Charles Schulz (principal tubist, Memphis Symphony Orchestra), John Mueller (euphonium, former principal US Army Band "Pershing's Own"), and David Spencer (trumpet, soloist with Hong Kong Symphony and Brazilian National Symphony). While at the UofM, I performed with world-class tubists Jens Bjorn-Larsen and Dan Perantoni. I also earned the Clement Santi Memorial Brass Scholarship. During my teaching tenure, I had multiple students earn the top chairs at All-State, win concerto competitions, be accepted to numerous schools of music (including Northwestern University, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee, Belmont University, University of Mississippi), and be awarded the highest scholarship for entering freshmen (Rudi Scheidt School of Music; Memphis). Also during my tenure, I had the privilege of leading my ensembles to earning numerous awards including Superior and Excellent Ratings. I am in the process of building my own businesses in both private education and Audio Visual Productions. I know what it means to succeed and fail. I know what it takes to bridge the gap between the two—dedication, hard work, and a desire to succeed.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2007

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Teaches ages 7+

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My son was very happy with his first lesson. He found it extremely helpful.

Posted Nov 17, 2021
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Brian is very passionate about music, and teaches with details. Lessons are organized and informational. Highly recommend!

Posted May 15, 2021
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We hired Brian to work with our barely 3 year old to play the drums we got him for his birthday. He loves it! We don’t have any grand aspirations for him, but he likes to bang around and we wanted to give him some direction to see if he latched on to it. Our main objective is that he has fun. Brian is GREAT with him and he looks forward to it every week. 10/10!

Posted Nov 13, 2020
Private Music Instructor
Aug 2007 - Present
Self-employed
I have maintained a private studio since 2007 providing instruction in brass, woodwind, percussion, as well as music theory, composition, and vocal coaching.
Director of Bands/Secondary Music Instructor
Aug 2014 - May 2019
Mount Dora Christian Academy
Taught secondary music (dual enrollment, general music, general performance), partnered with theater director, and directed instrumental students grades 6–12.
Director of Bands/Secondary Music Instructor
Aug 2007 - May 2014
Jackson Christian School
Taught secondary music (general music, performance, music theory), partnered with theater and choral directors, and directed instrument students grades 6–12.
Education
Jan 2009 - May 2012
Freed-Hardeman University
Master of Music, Performance
Aug 2004 - May 2007
University of Memphis
Bachelor of Arts, Music
Aug 1999 - May 2004
Freed-Hardeman University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Educational Practitioner
Nov 2017
Tennessee Department of Education
Tennessee K-12 Music educational license
Superior Ensemble Concert and Sight-Reading Awards
May 2014
West Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association
Clement Santi Memorial Scholarship
May 2006
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music (University of Memphis)
John Phillip Sousa Award
May 1999
The Instrumentalist
Superior Solo & Ensemble Medalist
May 1999
Arkansas School Band & Orchestra Association
Arkansas All-State Symphonic Honor Band
Jan 1999
Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association
Arkansas Region 1 All-Region Jr. & Sr. Symphonic Honor Bands
Dec 1998
Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association
National Association for Music Education
Aug 2007
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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$40
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
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