- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Decker has performed across the United States and is currently one of the most sought after commercial trombonists in Colorado and the Southeast. Decker is a featured trombonist on several albums recorded since 2011. In 2015 Decker was featured as a soloist for a series of Einstein Brothers Bagels television commercials. Decker is well known for his ability to cover a wide range of musical styles as well as cover multiple ranges of the trombone at an unparalleled level. Decker has studied under the direction and mentorship of Wes Funderburk, Dr. Tom Gibson, Lee Watts, Dr. Gordon Vernick, Dr. Bill Mann, Dr. Cory Mixdorf, Brad Goode, Paul McKee and John Gunther. Some of Decker’s performing credits include playing with Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Carmen Bradford, Duffy Jackson, Joe Gransden, Joey Defrancesco, Tia Fuller, The Atlanta Hipster Orchestra, The Macon Pops Orchestra, The Atlanta Trombone Ensemble, and the Atlanta Bone Squad.+ Read More
Performing artist for BAC custom trombones.
The number one 16 piece big band in the southeast.
A top Atlanta based big band.
Full time trombonist with the FPC Orchestra in Atlanta.
Performing artist for XO Professional Brass.
Decker is without a doubt an expert. His teaching style is unorthodox and often very outside the box. He is critical and very honest of your playing. There may be nicer teachers out there but if you want to play well, if you really want to get good, Decker can help you do that, if you are willing to put in the time. If you take lessons from him, be ready to practice because the standard that he holds his students to is fierce, but when you leave, you will be a better for it.+ Read More
I've been able to work with Decker on multiple occasions and he is a very great teacher. He has a passion for teaching the material he teaches and it makes you want to grow as a player.
Has a great personality and an inspiring level of talent. His extensive knowledge of all styles, but especially the Swing Era makes learning jazz a fulfilling experience!
Decker was and is an awesome jazz instructor!!