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.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2007
Teaches ages 7+
Has background check
My son was very happy with his first lesson. He found it extremely helpful.
Brian is very passionate about music, and teaches with details. Lessons are organized and informational. Highly recommend!
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!