Caleb Mitchell
Chicago, IL
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Caleb Mitchell

Caleb M.

Chicago, IL
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing trumpet for 18 years, and I'm anxious to pass along my love for the instrument to others of all ages! I teach a variety of styles with my experience performing many kinds of music from classical to hip-hop. Whatever your interests I can get you playing with a healthy approach to brass playing and solid fundamentals!

About Caleb M.

Caleb moved from his hometown of Wichita, Kansas, to Chicago in 2008 to attend DePaul University, where he received his Bachelor’s in Trumpet Performance studying under Matt Lee and Tage Larsen. Since then, Caleb has picked up a variety of regular gigs across a wide spectrum of styles, genres, and types of events.

Caleb performs in Chicago with soul-pop band The Right Now as well as his original funk band Nasty Snacks. He has played in horn sections for Latin, funk, and big-band jazz bands, as well as Afrobeat, indie rock, R&B/soul, and hip-hop/rap groups.

He has also played the national anthem for the president at opening night of the Chicago Bulls season, been featured at Chicago Blackhawks games, principal trumpet in symphony orchestras, pit orchestras and in the DePaul Screamin’ Demons Pep Band at Madison Square Garden. Caleb also regularly lends his solo talents to wedding parties and church services, and is one-fourth of the Chicago for-hire horn section Revolution Horns. Other musical endeavors include a performance on the Steve Harvey Show, playing trumpet for the Broadway musical I Love Lucy in downtown Chicago, and a coveted chance to perform in master classes for his idols Adolph “Bud” Herseth and Chris Martin.

Caleb has been teaching privately in the Chicago area for 8 years now and is eager to teach students with any amount of experience, especially those who are eager to approach music from a variety of perspectives.

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I believe that the best way to teach a brass instrument at any level, is simply to check in and make sure that the student has a great understanding of what a beautiful sound is on their instrument. This is done in a patient and positive environment, filled with the best possible music making to serve as a model to aspire to. With small, attainable goals and the encouragement to practice at least a small amount on a daily basis, you cannot help but improve, while hopefully having a good time playing whatever music interests you. The journey is a bit different for everyone, but anyone can make a beautiful sound, and go from there!

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I like to strike a balance of teaching out of various method books(depending on the student and their level of ability, some are more suitable than others of course and I help guide the way), and learning to play by ear, which can be almost anything the student wants to learn, provided it's not overly complicated for them. Technique has it's place, but is certainly not the whole story. Learning music that is fun, while at the same time learning to get better at your instrument, makes the overall process enjoyable and rewarding. Once you have the right tools, music is something that can be fulfilling for the rest of your life, especially when you learn to do it in a fun and healthy way.

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Austin
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Caleb was great! He is great with my 11 year old son. Looking forward to the next lesson. My son said he was really cool :)

Posted Apr 15, 2020
Stefan T.
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amazing experience! very accommodating and patient (my son had his trumpet sent to be fixed for long time and Caleb did not get upset)
we are looking forward for the next lessons!

Posted Mar 29, 2020
Kathy
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Caleb is a warm, kind, patient person who is an exceptionally talented musician and teacher!

My son started playing trumpet with Caleb in 5th grade. He is now a junior. He currently plays with the Whitney Young Jazz Band, as well as with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra-Jazz.

Falling in love with playing trumpet has been a life changing experience! He has a deep love of music and he has a wonderful group of friends in the band. He couldn't have done it without Caleb's help!

Posted Mar 28, 2020
Paul
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Caleb is a fantastic and very patient teacher.

Posted Mar 28, 2020
Matt
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Caleb is an excellent teacher with a strong passion for music. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking to learn and enjoy music.
I have online lessons and his personal style helps to make me feel connected. He provides excellent context to the music I’m working on and helps me to understand and enjoy playing music at a level I have not experienced from other teachers.

Posted Mar 27, 2020
Ching
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A fanatical trumpet instructor. Highly recommend him to others.

Posted Mar 27, 2020
Jake
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Mr. Mitchell is an extremely knowledgeable instructor; I don't think there has ever been a theory or history question I have ever asked he hasn't been able to at least somewhat answer. In addition, he understands that everyone learns differently and that people have busy lives, so he has been able to work with me to best bring out my potential. Not to mention he is super personable and easy to talk to.

Posted Mar 27, 2020
Connor
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Living in a mountain town, I didn't have any options for lessons in high school besides online. Caleb was absolutely fantastic as a teacher, and really got me solid in the foundations of trumpet playing. He helped me make all-state band 3 times during high school, and guided me through the college audition process. I am now studying trumpet performance at the University of Denver, and Caleb had a huge hand in helping me get to where I am today!

Posted Mar 27, 2020
Patricia
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Mr. Mitchell is a wonderful teacher, he has been teaching my son trumpet in person and online for the past 2 years. He is always creative in his approach to making a difficult instrument approachable!
My son enjoys every lesson and at the end he has a smile on his face and a positive attitude!

Posted Mar 27, 2020
Brodie
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Amazing teacher. Been trying to teach myself piano for a little over a year but i realized that i needed to get a teacher. I saw Caleb’s profile and saw that he was a Jazz musician and a trumpet player. I used to play trumpet and since i wanted to learn to improvise eventually i knew Caleb was my guy. So far the lessons have been extraordinary. Definitely feeling good about my direction. The problem I used to have with the trumpet was that i couldn’t play without sheet music. If you want to be able to improvise on an instrument you need a teacher to teach you how to do just that. If this is something you want, then Caleb will get you there on Piano and Trumpet I am sure.

Posted Jan 16, 2020
Thomas B.
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Very good lesson. I am an older Lerner and want to go as far as I can in leaning trumpet. First lesson was great. Thanks Caleb

Posted Jul 25, 2019
Grady
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Great first lesson and looking forward to more!

Posted Apr 9, 2019
Paul
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Caleb is a very insightful teacher.

Posted Jan 21, 2019
Ed F.
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Caleb was very patient with me and I appreciated that. I was a good lesson.

Posted Nov 21, 2018
Parker
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Excellent first lesson! My 10 year old said it was fun and from what I observed it was informative. Caleb seems to have a great positive attitude and great approach! Looking forward to more lessons!

Posted Jun 7, 2018
Everit
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Caleb is doing an excellent job teaching my eight year old son. He is incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and kind. As a busy homeschooling family of five, we appreciate so much Caleb’s willingness to come to our home, as well as his flexibility.
My son looks forward to each lesson and finishes very encouraged and motivated. Thank you, Caleb!

Posted Apr 27, 2018
Sam A.
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Caleb is a gifted teacher. It has been remarkable to hear him give some instruction and then hear our son play the trumpet noticeably better right away! We are so happy with his lessons.

Posted Jan 28, 2018
Becca
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My son is really enjoying his introduction to trumpet! Caleb is so nice and patient. The ability to have the lessons at our home is critical and he was able to make that happen. Has been a super positive experience!

Posted Dec 21, 2017
Jeff
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I decided to take lessons again after having played the trumpet for over 40 years, and Caleb has been a fantastic instructor for me. Helping me with fundamentals that I long since had forgotten, to exploring new techniques that improve my sound - my fellow band mates have asked me what have I been doing as they definitely have noticed the improvements I have made since starting lessons with Caleb. Highly recommended!

Posted Dec 21, 2017
Xander
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Went great, only one lesson in and we had a great learning experience

Posted Oct 2, 2017
Mary B.
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You couldn't ask for a better instructor than Caleb. He really knows the trumpet and how to play it, and manages to convey that in his teaching. My son responded really well to his calm, patient manner and felt very comfortable with him right away, which says a lot seeing as my son is fairly introverted and quiet and usually needs more time with people to get comfortable.

Posted Sep 4, 2017
Jessica

Caleb is patient, creative, and understanding. My 13 year old son takes lessons from him and says that he is empathetic and easygoing, but still provides structure and clear instructions. Highly recommended!

Posted Jun 17, 2017
Blake B.
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Caleb was very friendly, obviously knowledgeable and right on time! Looking forward to many more lessons with him

Posted Jun 14, 2017
Joy
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Caleb has been my son’s trumpet instructor for almost a year now. He has a keen ability to get across everything needed for a highly effective online lesson. I cannot tell you what a HUGE convenience it's been for us to have these expert lessons in the comfort and convenience of our home. I would have to drive 45 minutes over a mountain pass to get to the nearest qualified instructor. In the middle of snowstorms, and even with my son in p.j.'s, we can have our lesson right here at home. In an ordinary lesson environment a parent usually is expected to leave the room. With Caleb, I can be nearby while my son receives his lesson. This is helpful for me to reinforce points that Caleb made during his lesson with my son when he is practicing during the week. Currently he's working with my son on his honor jazz band audition, as well as a classical oratorio piece that he'll be playing on tour in Europe with our local community orchestra. Caleb is qualified to teach any style of music. He’s super friendly but never loses his honesty with the student. We often have special requests for each lesson and Caleb is able to tailor each lesson to work on the new pieces and still fit in valuable instruction with scales and solid technique. Not only is Caleb a great teacher, but he is on many professional recordings, and is a regularly-working professional musician in Chicago. My son is very lucky to have him as an instructor. We're very impressed with Caleb and know you will be too!

Posted Jun 10, 2017
Ramone Patterson

Caleb is an excellent instructor and very attentive to to your needs and questions great instructor to work highly recommended!

Posted May 5, 2017
Jen T.
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really great re-introduction to understanding the keyboard - not just memorizing the keys

Posted Mar 19, 2017
Jack Strotz

Caleb has been my son’s trumpet instructor for almost 6 months now. He has a keen ability to get across everything needed for a highly effective online lesson. I cannot tell you what a HUGE convenience it's been for us to have these expert lessons in the comfort and convenience of our home. I would have to drive 45 minutes over a mountain pass to get to the nearest qualified instructor. In the middle of snowstorms, and even with my son in p.j.'s, we can have our lesson right here at home. In an ordinary lesson environment a parent usually is expected to leave the room. With Caleb, I can be nearby while my son receives his lesson. This is helpful for me to reinforce points that Caleb made during his lesson with my son when he is practicing during the week. Currently he's working with my son on his honor jazz band audition, as well as a classical oratorio piece that he'll be playing on tour in Europe with our local community orchestra. Caleb is qualified to teach any style of music. He’s super friendly but never loses his honesty with the student. We often have special requests for each lesson and Caleb is able to tailor each lesson to work on the new pieces and still fit in valuable instruction with scales and solid technique. Not only is Caleb a great teacher, but he is on many professional recordings, and is a regularly-working professional musician in Chicago. My son is very lucky to have him as an instructor. We're very impressed with Caleb and know you will be too!

Posted Mar 12, 2017
Sara
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I have been taking lessons with Caleb for a few months now, starting as an adult beginner. Caleb works to help me see the big picture in order to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding rather than just teaching me to memorize. I have found his teaching style very effective, and am looking forward to growing with his continued instruction and guidance. I should also note that he's a real nice guy.

Posted Mar 2, 2017
Mandy Han

Caleb is a great teacher. He has a hands-on teaching style integrated with music theory. He's also friendly and easy going, so he's suitable for any age. A big plus is, unlike your traditional lessons of learning x pieces and x scales, he works with you on what you're most interested in learning while blending in what you need to know. I highly recommend him!

Posted Feb 10, 2017
Perrine Knight

My 9year old is loving her lessons with Caleb. He is super patient with her many questions. I personally appreciate his willingness to let me watch/participate and his openness to new ways to approach helping her learn. He handled the differences in what she hears from her band teacher extremely well- being respectful of what the band leader said while explaining why we should really do something different.

Posted Feb 4, 2017
Joseph Tarach

I'm re-learning the basics almost 20 years later, and Caleb is making the material relateable and I'm excited to learn more. Only two lessons in so far, but I'm very optimistic about how things are going.

Posted Jan 23, 2017
Sean Prislinger

Caleb tunes right into your experience level and has a ton to offer right from the beginning while being really easy to work with. We talked about goals and trumpet history and started structuring a new warmup routine. With Caleb's diverse performing experience, he can teach you about hip hop, funk, jazz, orchestral, and small ensemble brass work (plus probably some other stuff I don't know about yet).

Posted Jan 21, 2017
Kathy
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Caleb has been teaching my son trumpet for the past 4 years. He is a very talented teacher who is musically gifted, as well as patient and kind.

Loving music and playing trumpet has enriched my son's life, both socially and emotionally. He is currently first chair in his middle school band and plans to pursue band in high school. His pleasure in playing with his peers and his pride in his accomplishments are wonderful to see. Last year, he played "New York, New York" as part of a three piece band at a school event and in March 2017, he will play the entire score of the Lion King with the pit orchestra for the 8th grade play.

But the best part as a parent is seeing that he often walks around the house humming a random tune under his breath, even when he isn't aware of it. It makes me smile to see him be so happy!

Thank you, Caleb!

Posted Jan 18, 2017
katherine uphoff

Caleb has been teaching my son trumpet for the past 4 years. He is a very talented teacher who is musically gifted, as well as patient and kind.

Loving music and playing trumpet has enriched my son's life, both socially and emotionally. He is currently first chair in his middle school band and plans to pursue band in high school. His pleasure in playing with his peers and his pride in his accomplishments are wonderful to see. Last year, he played "New York, New York" as part of a three piece band at a school event and in March 2017, he will play the entire score of the Lion King with the pit orchestra for the 8th grade play.

But the best part as a parent is seeing that he often walks around the house humming a random tune under his breath, even when he isn't aware of it. It makes me smile to see him be so happy!

Thank you, Caleb!

Posted Jan 18, 2017
Ambrosia O'Connor

Caleb is an amazing trumpet specialist and a wonderful wonderful trumpet teacher. My son is 13. He started taking private lessons from Caleb in Dec 2013 as a beginner. Caleb has been great throughout the 3 years. He is patient, fun, and firm. And he knows how to challenge a student and keep him interested. We are so glad we found him. An amazing teacher!

Posted Jan 16, 2017
Leslie Flagel

Five Stars!!! Caleb is wonderful... friendly, professional, patient, and very talented. He's been a pleasure to work with, and my 12 year old son always looks forward to his weekly trumpet lessons.

Posted Jan 12, 2017
Alexander Ardagh

Excellent instructor and great person! Very welcoming, friendly, yet challenging. He knows his stuff and has clear command over the Trumpet literature (i.e. Arban's, Clarke's method).

Posted Jan 12, 2017
Todd Sims

Very responsive to emails and punctual. Works well with my son who is always excited for his weekly trumpet lessons. Caleb is friendly, warm, and cares about Music and teaching.

Posted Jan 12, 2017
Arlyne Chin

Caleb was recommended to me by friends when my son inquired about trumpet lessons to augment the lessons he was receiving at his school. My son is 11 years old. Caleb has been instrumental in making my son have a ton more confidence in his trumpet playing skills and has taught my son to become a better player. My son's school band was not a good fit for him so he left, but he insisted on continuing with lessons with Caleb. Now my son is able to take his trumpet experience with his "rock band" shows.

Caleb is patient, well versed in music, and is incredibly talented. We take weekly lessons with Caleb and have been very happy with his teaching style and my son's ability to become a better trumpet player.

I HIGHLY recommend Caleb for trumpet lessons for any age!

Posted Jan 12, 2017
Matt Clarke

Caleb is both knowledgeable and passionate about music and he passes this on through excellent engaging lessons. After each lesson I feel I have progressed and his friendly approach helps to build confidence. I always look forward to my lessons with Caleb and would strongly recommend him.

Posted Jan 12, 2017
Kyle
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I had a great experience taking piano lessons with Caleb and would highly recommend him to any friend who was looking to take trumpet or piano lessons. He made sure to teach the theory behind the music, as well as the technique of playing it, and encouraged me to feel free to choose the direction, pace, and focus of the lessons.

Posted Jan 6, 2017
Samm
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Caleb is the best trumpet instructor I have ever had! He is thorough, explains his methods and why he is teaching what he is teaching, helps his students develop good practices that will be extremely beneficial down the line, and is flexible with how to structure a lesson depending on what you want out of it. On top of all that, he is amiable, interesting, and professional. I feel very good taking trumpet lessons from a professional trumpet player; especially this one.

Posted Nov 23, 2016
Megan L.
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My daughter very much enjoyed her first lesson with Caleb, and is very much looking forward to more! He is knowledgeable and easy to work with.

Posted Nov 21, 2016
jon
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Good start to lessons. Look forward to learning more.

Posted Nov 1, 2016
Sophia
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My 9year old is loving her lessons with Caleb. He is super patient with her many questions. I personally appreciate his willingness to let me watch/participate and his openness to new ways to approach helping her learn. He handled the differences in what she hears from her band teacher extremely well- being respectful of what the band leader said while explaining why we should really do something different.

Posted Oct 20, 2016
Rachel
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I can't really say enough good things about Caleb. His resume is an impressive one, but his personality and teaching style are far more impressive because those are things you can't get from a resume. My ten year old just completed her second session with Caleb and has already shown improvement of which she is super excited about, and can't wait to improve more under Caleb's tutelage.

Posted Oct 19, 2016
Jason M.
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Super friendly, flexible with time, and knowledgeable. I feel very comfortable learning this instrument with his guidance and instruction.

Posted Oct 18, 2016
Matthew Clarke
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Caleb is great, he's both passionate and knowledgeable about playing trumpet and makes lessons enjoyable and informative.
I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to start learning.

Posted Oct 12, 2016
Jeff
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Excellent lesson. Very well done

Posted Sep 25, 2016
Pierre D.
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As a first time student, Caleb took the time to explain the basics of playing the instrument, and focused both on strengths and weaknesses. Already booked our next session! I strongly recommend Caleb

Posted Aug 21, 2016
Deana O.
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Caleb M. Is a very talented music teacher. He makes the lesson professional and really understanding. Caleb makes the student come back to learn more and be interested in the lesson. Taking lessons with Caleb will show you results fast.

Posted Jul 31, 2016
Sean P.
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Caleb tunes right into your experience level and has a ton to offer right from the beginning while being really easy to work with. We talked about goals and trumpet history and started structuring a new warmup routine. With Caleb's diverse performing experience, he can teach you about hip hop, funk, jazz, orchestral, and small ensemble brass work (plus probably some other stuff I don't know about yet).

Posted Jul 6, 2016
Sean P.
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Caleb tunes right into your experience level and has a ton to offer right from the beginning while being really easy to work with. We talked about goals and trumpet history and started structuring a new warmup routine. With Caleb's diverse performing experience, he can teach you about hip hop, funk, jazz, orchestral, and small ensemble brass work (plus probably some other stuff I don't know about yet).

Posted Jul 6, 2016
Barbara
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My 9 year-old son has been enjoying his trumpet lessons with Caleb a lot. Caleb is nice and patient, which is very encouraging for children. He is also easy to communicate with, very flexible and always on time. I highly recommend him for younger clients.

Posted May 21, 2016
Jewel Ju

My 17 year old daughter has had lessons with Caleb for over a month now and she really enjoys working with him:) She signed up for "customized" lessons. As messy and random as that sounds, Caleb brings progression and structure which allows her to learn and expand as a student and an artist. They begin their lessons with scales and exercises for finger coordination and dexterity, and then move on to reading and practicing with the metronome. Gradually, they segue to my daughter's favorite part, which is when she has him listen to a song that she likes (her genre of vocaloid or anime music which is not easily found--if at all--in printed music), and they both tinker on the piano by ear until they are satisfied with a dual-handed rendition--by portion or in entirety. Caleb then transcribes whatever they worked on and he additionally gives her homework for the next week. Caleb is patient and meticulous, soft-spoken, but direct. His approach to music and tailoring lessons to his students, is something that one cannot teach but must come from the soul. He is warm and friendly, and his passion for music translates to his method of teaching. I honestly cannot imagine anyone not benefiting from and enjoying his instruction. My daughter and I could not be more pleased:)

Posted Mar 29, 2016
Todd
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Very responsive to emails and punctual. Works well with my son who is always excited for his weekly trumpet lessons. Caleb is friendly, warm, and cares about Music and teaching.

Posted Mar 18, 2016
Leslie
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Caleb is the first music instructor we've ever worked with... but it's been a very positive experience thus far. He is professional, patient and talented. We look forward to every lesson with him!

Posted Feb 16, 2016
Marcus D.
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My 9 year old son enjoys his trumpet lesson very much with Caleb.

Posted Jan 16, 2016
Matthew Alexander Ardagh
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Excellent instructor and great person! Very welcoming, friendly, yet challenging. He knows his stuff and has clear command over the Trumpet literature (i.e. Arban's, Clarke's method).

Posted Jan 10, 2016
colin johnson

Caleb is great! Very easy to communicate with and an excellent approach to instruction.

Posted Jan 7, 2016
Lowell
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He is very patient but knowledgeable.

Posted Dec 16, 2015
Kathy
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Caleb has been teaching my 13 year old son trumpet for 3 years. He is an amazingly kind and talented teacher who connects well with kids.

My son loves his lessons and has made excellent progress. In fact, when he recently played the Sinatra song, "New York, New York", with two other children for the school play the enormous smile he had on his face was priceless!

Caleb is a real find! I highly recommend him!

Posted Dec 14, 2015
Tim
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Caleb is terrific. He is a gifted musician and teacher. My two kids (10 and 11) look forward to lessons and are making great progress. He is reliable and effective. We are delighted to be working with him.

Posted Dec 13, 2015
Arlyne
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Caleb was recommended to me by friends when my son inquired about trumpet lessons to augment the lessons he receives from school. My son is 10 years old. Caleb has been instrumental in making my son have a ton more confidence in his trumpet playing skills and has taught my son to become a better player. Now, when my son comes home from school-band practice he says that the "other" trumpet players aren't keeping up. :-)

Caleb is patient, well versed in music, and is incredibly talented. We take lessons in his home and have been very happy with his teaching style and my son's ability to become a better trumpet player.

I highly recommend Caleb for trumpet lessons for any age!

Posted Dec 10, 2015
Stephanie
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Caleb taught our 11 year old son for over a year. He connected well with him and was fun and encouraging yet firm and effective as a teacher. We would recommend Caleb to teach your aspiring trumpet player--you will be pleased with the results!

Posted Jul 12, 2015
Amb O'Connor
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Caleb is an amazing trumpet specialist and a wonderful wonderful trumpet teacher. My son who is now 12 started taking private lessons with Caleb in Dec 2014 as a complete beginner. He has progressed so much in a little over a year that he is the best trumpetor in his middle school. And he may be performing in a jazz band with high schoolers this fall. This is greatly because of Caleb. He is incredible with children and teens. He is patient, fun, and firm. We are so glad we found him.

Posted Jul 9, 2015
Aaron
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Great instructor that connected with my 8 year old son from the moment he walked into our home.

Posted Jun 30, 2015

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Experience

Music Teacher
Jan 2015 - Present

Private Studio

I teach Trumpet and Piano Lessons in the Chicago area!

Trumpet Player
Jun 2014 - Present

The Chicago Players

My uniquely hip and dynamic wedding band.

Trumpet Player
Jun 2012 - Present

All kinds of music!

Funk Band Nasty Snacks, Pop-Soul group The Right Now, Latin band Contrabanda, Afro-beat group The Opposition Party, Soul Group Bassel and the Supernaturals, Hip-Hop influenced brass band J-Livi and the Party.

Education

Bachelors in Music Performance(Trumpet)
Aug 2008 - Jun 2012

DePaul University

Bachelors in Music Performance
Aug 2008 - Jun 2012

DePaul University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Semi-Finalist
Mar 2006

National Trumpet Competion

Affiliations

ASCAP
Jan 2017
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
The Chicago Federation of Musicians
Oct 2016
The Chicago Federation of Musicians is an organization of almost three thousand professional musicians. For more than 100 years, the CFM has been working to achieve dignity and just wages for our art. Our members perform in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera Orchestra, The Redwalls, the orchestras for Chicago’s Broadway shows. We represent musicians performing all styles of music: alternative rock, soul, classical, jazz, rock, country, pop, reggae, Christian rock, and others. Our members are active in recording commercials, television and radio programs and CD's, and perform for private and corporate parties locally and throughout North America.

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