David Neves

David N.

Brooklyn, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Throughout my time at Berklee, NEC, and now Juilliard, I have studied with many great teachers and musicians from Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Henderson, Kenny Barron, Tiger Okoshi, John McNeil, and Laurie Frink to Jerry Bergonzi, and Miguel Zenon. The diverse subjects we went over in lessons and classes gives me a unique knowledge of certain styles and musical ideas. I try to be as personal and individual as I can when it comes to teaching students. That was the thing that stood out amongst my favorite teachers.

About David N.

At 29 years old, David Neves is one of the most active and exciting trumpet players in New York City’s jazz scene. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute, David had the privilege to study and perform with some of jazz’s most accomplished and well-known musicians in the world, including Wayne Shorter, Dave Liebman, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and George Garzone. Neves then attended the prestigious New England Conservatory where he received his Master’s of Music in Jazz Performance. A world-class musician, David’s talents have sent him all over the globe to venues such as the Tokyo Jazz Festival, the Fandango Fronterizo Festival in Tijuana, Mexico, the Torino Jazz Festival, the Panama Jazz Festival with Danilo Perez, the Newport Jazz Festival; as well as venues from coast to coast in the US. In February 2014, David independently released Progress Report, his first full-length album as a leader and composer. This project debuts intriguing, all-original music, and David is joined by some of the finest young musicians in Boston and New York. Upon moving to New York Ctiy, Neves attended the Juilliard School where he earned his Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, Greg Gisbert, and Ben Wolfe. Now a member of the Grammy award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O’Farrill, Neves can be seen performing around New York City including a weekly residency at the world famous Birdland.


Teaching Philosophy
Improve technique and musicality through engaging and informative methods.
Focus on areas of improvement, as well as strengths.
Develop discipline and a sense of creativity within student, and give expressive opportunities.
Lessons will include information on trumpet history, music theory, jazz improvisation, and musicianship.

Teaching Experience
Afro Latin Jazz Academy of Music Teaching Artist New York, NY
May 2018 to Present
Teaching artist teaching private trumpet instruction under the direction of the ALJAM. Created unique exercises based on each students interests and needs. Topics included trumpet calisthenics, jazz theory, repertoire instruction, improvisation.

Neves Private Trumpet Studio New York, NY
September 2014 to Present
Private instruction. Created unique exercises based on each students learning challenges/needs. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship, classical and jazz theory. From ages 10-40.

Resident Trumpet Instructor Little Red School House, NYC
September 2016 to December 2016
Private trumpet instruction. Created unique exercises based on each students learning challenges/needs. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship, classical and jazz theory. From ages 14-15.

Trumpet Instructor Music To Your Home, NYC
November 2015 to present
Private lessons in students homes. Developed lesson plans for each student, and assessed progress during weekly lessons. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship. From ages 10-18.

Juilliard Jazz Workshop Faculty Torino Jazz Festival, Italy
April 2016
Featured artist and faculty at 2016 Torino Jazz Festival. Conducted trumpet/improvisation masterclass. Taught advanced ensemble (featured at the final day of festival). Topics included trumpet technique, jazz history, jazz recordings, jazz theory, musicianship.

Resident Trumpet Instructor Medfield High School, MA
September 2014 to May 2015
After school program, where private and group lessons of 4-5 people were conducted. Developed lesson plans for each student, and assessed progress during weekly lessons. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship. From ages 10-18.

Education
The Juilliard School New York, NY
Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies September 2015 - May 2017
Two-year, postgraduate, tuition free certificate program under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, Greg Gisbert, and Ben Wolfe.

New England Conservatory Boston, MA
Master of Music in Jazz Studies September 2012 - May 2014
Recipient of Merit-based Tuition Waiver. Teachers included John McNeil, Laurie Frink, Jerry Bergonzi, Ralph Alessi, Miguel Zenon, Jason Moran, Dave Holland, Fred Hersch. Member of NEC Jazz Orchestra led by Ken Schaphorst.

Berklee College of Music Boston, MA
Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance September 2007 – May 2011
Full Scholarship. Teachers included Tiger Okoshi, Jeff Galindo, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro, Darren Barrett, Terri Lyne Carrington.

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Darrell G.
Profile-location-online Online

David is a great teacher at teaching the complex
and making it very understandable regarding the trumpet.

Posted Oct 13, 2016
Dave
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

David was great. The class was a lot of fun and I learned exercises and pointers that I could put to use right away. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Aug 14, 2016
Gabby
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

David's a really cool teacher. He knows a lot and has given me a ton of stuff to improve my playing and get ready for college. He's such a good and helpful teacher I even recommended him to my friend to take lessons.

Posted Jul 5, 2016
Lee
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Dave is an inspiring and extremely thoughtful teacher. He always brings the right energy and gives 100% of his heart and soul. Whether it's studying trumpet or music in general, you'll be in great hands!

Posted Jul 5, 2016
Naomi
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Definitely recommend Dave as a Trumpet teacher! I'm a musician but had never played trumpet; Dave helped open a totally new side of my musicianship! He is so knowledgable not only in Jazz, but all other genres of music as well. Dave won't just make you a better trumpet player by focusing on technique and learning the instrument, but he'll also make you a better musician overall with his well rounded approach to music and theory. He is also just a super awesome guy and easy to get along with and feel comfortable around. Definitely recommend for any ages or skill levels!

Posted Jun 30, 2016
Jessica
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I've been taking lessons with Dave since I moved to America last August. I was nervous about switching teachers as I had had the same one for a while in Australia, but Dave has been amazing. He's helped me get my chops together, and helped me fix bad habits, too. He's also a great person and really easy to get along with which makes the learning process much more efficient. I recommend him highly!

Posted Jun 30, 2016
Shannon C.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Taking lessons with David opened a whole new perspective in my playing. He was knowledgable about jazz and music in general. His patience and positivity made the lesson very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend him!

Posted Jun 30, 2016

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Experience

Trumpet Instructor/Teaching Artist
May 2018 - Present

Academy of Music

Teaching artist teaching private trumpet instruction under the direction of the ALJAM. Created unique exercises based on each students interests and needs. Topics included trumpet calisthenics, jazz theory, repertoire instruction, improvisation.

Trumpet Instructor
Nov 2015 - Present

Music To Your Home

Private lessons in students homes. Developed lesson plans for each student, and assessed progress during weekly lessons. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship. From ages 10-18.

Trumpet Instructor
Sep 2014 - Present

Music Studio

Private instruction. Creates unique exercises based on each students learning challenges/needs. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship, classical and jazz theory. From ages 10-40.

Resident Trumpet Instructor
Sep 2016 - Dec 2016

Little Red School House, NYC

Private trumpet instruction. Created unique exercises based on each students learning challenges/needs. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship, classical and jazz theory. From ages 14-15.

Juilliard Jazz Workshop Faculty
Apr 2016 - Apr 2016

Juilliard/Torino Jazz Festival

Featured artist and faculty at 2016 Torino Jazz Festival. Conducted trumpet/improvisation masterclass. Taught advanced ensemble (featured at the final day of festival). Topics included trumpet technique, jazz history, jazz recordings, jazz theory, musicianship.

Resident Trumpet Instructor
Sep 2014 - May 2015

Medfield High School

After school program, where private and group lessons of 4-5 people were conducted. Developed lesson plans for each student, and assessed progress during weekly lessons. Topics included trumpet technique, improvisation, musicianship. From ages 10-18.

Education

Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies
Sep 2015 - May 2017

The Juilliard School

M.M. of Jazz Studies
Sep 2012 - May 2014

New England Conservatory

B.M. in Trumpet Performance
Sep 2007 - Dec 2011

Berklee College of Music

Awards

Member of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O'Farrill
Sep 2017

Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

The Juilliard School Scholarship
Sep 2015

The Juilliard School

New England Conservatory Scholarship
Sep 2012

New England Conservatory

First Place Winner of 2010 ITG Jazz Solo Competition
Jul 2010

International Trumpet Guild

Berklee College of Music Art Farmer Award 2009
Sep 2009

Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music Lennie Johnson Award 2009
Sep 2009

Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music Division Awards 2008
Jan 2008

Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music North-American Scholarship Award 2007
Sep 2007

Berklee College of Music

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Jun 2018
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.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Feb 2014
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
BMI
Feb 2014
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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