- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- January 1989
I've studied with some of the finest trombonists in the US and completed my Bachelors degree in Trombone Performance at the University of Arizona. My performing background is a balanced mix of classical and commercial ensembles. I've played in symphony orchestras, pit orchestras, show bands, jazz bands, chamber music, and dixieland to name just a few. It all starts with learning the basics and that's how I approach brass playing (which includes trumpet, french horn, trombone, bass trombone, baritone/euphonium, and tuba) with my students. I have many years experience teaching in-studio and in-house, as well as teaching brass at a performing arts high school. Students learn relaxed technique, production of a beautiful tone, overall musicality in many styles, and sight-reading.
*** Lesson Details ***
I place an emphasis on building embouchure, breathing, posture, musical interpretation, sight-reading and theory.
I encourage relaxation while enjoying the process of making music.
All of the above can be applied to any style of music the student is interested in exploring.
*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is located in a relaxed setting near a creek. For the teaching of brass instruments, not much equipment is needed though I have a metronome, tuner, digital recorder, sounds system, and plenty of music to get started.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I travel with necessary instruments, metronome, digital recorder, and whatever music I'd be introducing at that particular lesson.
*** Specialties ***
Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Bass Trombone, and Tuba
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Played in the show bands/orchestras of the various ships throughout the fleet.
Played in the show bands/orchestras of the various ships in the fleet.
My first instruction from David O. couldn't have gone better. He quickly summed up my abilities (or lack thereof) and put me on a course for improvement. Dave's style of teaching was fun and unintimidating. In addition, Dave is extremely patient and sincere. I'm looking forward to the next lessons.+ Read More