Cade Calder

Cade C.

New York, NY

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

Teaching since:
January 1997

Cade Calder is a New York City based freelance trumpeter. He performs everything from Broadway shows to pop, jazz, and R&B. Mr. Calder has performed with notable artists such as Maria Schneider, Samuel Ramey, Wayne Newton, Bobby Shew, Steve Lippia, Clark Terry, and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.

Mr. Calder hails from Des Moines, IA where he studied Trumpet Performance at Drake University. His primary teachers have included Dr. Robert Murray, Mr. Andrew Classen, and Mr. Bill Bergren. Mr. Calder is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 802.


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Federation of Musicians
Mar 2015

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Dec 1995

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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International Trumpet Guild
Sep 1995

The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.

9 Reviews

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Dan Sep 24, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

Cade is great to work with! He is an outstanding player and is always having fun. My first choice as a performer and private lesson instructor.

Kilian Sep 14, 2016
Trumpet · Online

Excellent technique, tone, sound and feel in swing, classical and more!

Mitch Sep 14, 2016

Cade has decades of experience and knows every aspect of the trumpet. You couldn't find a better instructor.

Rick Sep 13, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

As a trombonist, I haven't taken a lesson from Cade. However, I've had this distinct pleasure of sitting in front on him in my Jazzed Up Big Band and other big bands. If you want to have a nice, centered tone, excellent range and flexibility, be able to lead a section, play stylistically correct, sight read the notes off the page, learn other musical styles, and become a better trumpet player, I highly recommend Cade to further your studies.

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J.Case Sep 13, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

Cade is a terrific player and very good teacher. Thorough and patient.

Richard Sep 13, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

Cade's clear communication style really helped focus the concept of breathing and airflow in a way that no other teacher has been able to teach me. And he is an excellent player.

Arnold Fong Sep 13, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

Lessons with Mr. Cade Calder were a great experience. He really understands how to teach the fundamentals of trumpet playing. We developed a good rapport very quickly and he's really clear when explaining and demonstrating his playing concepts. I would recommend him for all levels of students.

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Bruce Sep 13, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

Great instructor! Really knowledgeable about the instrument

Stephen Sep 13, 2016
Trumpet · In home

Really wonderful instructor. My daughter was very nervous about starting trumpet lessons, and Cade made her feel comfortable. Would highly recommend.

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