- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 1+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 2002
On any given day you may find Cole K. improvising in a small club in Brooklyn, circuit-bending a Speak And Spell, or arranging horn parts for pop stars. He is a trumpet player, electronic musician, and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. K. is currently involved with a variety of projects including chamber indie band Cuddle Magic, People’s Champs (west African influenced dance music), and his own solo project for trumpet and laptop. He, along with The Superpowers Horns, arranged and recorded the horn parts for Beyonce Knowles’ two most recent albums (4 and Beyonce.) He attended New England Conservatory of Music where he received a Bachelors degree in Jazz Studies.
Cole tailors each lesson to the students needs. From learning the fundamentals of your instrument to expressing your individual creativity, the process is focused and fun. Cole has taught 4 year olds to write songs and 40 year old how to play jazz trumpet.
Teaching brass ensemble and band. Students at beginner level learn to read music and play trumpet or trombone. Here there is a focus on the fundamentals of brass technique, group performance, and musicianship.
Leading small group lessons on composition, song writing, and production. Giving instruction on the various musical elements (instrumental, lyrical, and rhythmic) of songwriting. Helping to produce students first group recording project.
Private brass instruction. Students have ranged from 5 to 40 years old. Here I implement a hands-on approach that is specifically tailored for each individual student. Brass and breathing techniques, music theory, ear training, and reading music are all part of the lessons. Students are given the opportunity to perform in a recital several times a year.+ Read More
Directing a beginner wind/brass ensemble. Working with students on technical facility and musical performance. Teaching individual
lessons on trumpet, trombone, and euphonium.
For 10 years, maintain a steady private practice of brass and piano instruction.Creativity, technique, composition, ear training, and development of musicianship are central to the lessons. Students have gone on to pursue music in school, professionally, and competitively.+ Read More
Students were between the ages of 11-13 at beginner level. Helped students to develop fundamental brass technique, musical
understanding/appreciation, and ear training. When working with more than one student, a focus on listening and group playing was implemented. Students have gone on to pursue music in high school and performing arts programs.
4 year conservatory program which included the study of jazz trumpet performance, music theory, piano studies, music history, composition, ear training, brass technique, and development of personal style.
This Cole is King! I would give Cole 10 stars if it were possible. I had lessons with Cole in the summer of 2014 on the trumpet and let me tell you the guy is a giant on trumpet. I learned so much. I learned more in a summer's lessons with Cole than most people get in years. He made learning trumpet a lot of fun but at the same time I leaned basic skills, like how to keep beat and count. Can't say enough.+ Read More