David Tournoux
Chicago, IL
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David Tournoux

David T.

Chicago, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Having taught music for 12 years, I've had a lot of experience working with students at various levels of experience and development both in person and online. My first goal in trumpet lessons is to develop a solid foundation in tone and sound production and ensuring an understanding of traditional notation. Once this foundation is set, I work with my students to develop skills that will empower them to choose their own paths and repertoire as musicians.

About David T.

I have taught and directed General Music, Band, Choir, Modern Band, and Musical Theater classes since graduating from the instrumental program at the Capital University Conservatory of Music in 2008. During this time, I have worked with students in Kindergarten through 12th grade in every setting from large ensembles and in private lessons. In order to continue my own growth as a musician and as a teacher, I am currently pursuing my Master's of Music Education in Choral Studies at the VanderCook College of Music.

My trumpet students will learn to build their technical skills so that they will have the foundation they need in order to pursue their own interests in repertoire. We will begin with breath support and tone production. Once these foundational skills are set, we will move in to note reading and technical skills that will open up the world of music.

My voice students will also begin with the foundation of breath support. The breath sets the base from which the sound is produced. Once we develop proper support, students will be able to choose their own musical paths.

In addition to teaching music in a public school setting, I perform with various ensembles. As a trumpet player, I founded and perform with the Wicker Park Brass as well as local wind ensembles. As a vocalist, I have sung in multiple Choirs including the Coro Di Amici of Wicker Park.

No matter where you are in your musical journey, I'm excited to meet you and help you find your own voice and develop your own sound.

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Education

Master's of Music Education
Jun 2019 - Present

VanderCook College of Music

Bachelor's of Music in Music Education
Aug 2003 - May 2008

Capital University

Certifications

Music Education K-12 (Type 10 - Special)
Aug 2008

Illinois State Board of Education

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Aug 2006
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Oct 2003
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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