Dylan Custer

Dylan C.

Kilgore, TX

About Dylan C.

Dylan teaches: Ages 11 and up
Teaching since: August 2010
Last sign in: More than two months


I discovered my love for music at a young age, my dad being a musician. The first time I heard a trumpet, one Mr. Maynard Ferguson, I fell in love with the instrument. I had made up my mind in only 5th grade that I would play the trumpet no matter what. Once I started middle school, I quickly rose to the top of my class, practicing in my room nearly all day after school. For all of my middle school years, I was put in the first chair every school year. That continued even into my high school years, where I started at the top of the section in my freshman year. By the spring, I was first chair once again, where I stayed for 3 more years after that. Through the course of high school, I made the all-region and area bands and also had a streak of first divisions at state solo and ensemble competition. I discovered my passion to teach during my 3 year course as section leader. There was nothing I enjoyed more than sitting down with a member of my section and working through music until they reached their "ah-ha!" moment.

I am receiving my training at Kilgore College and will continue at Stephen F. Austin State University, specializing in Music Education and Trumpet Performance. In my lessons, I keep a laid back atmosphere and encourage the student to enjoy playing their instrument while also pushing to achieve their goals at a steady pace. My lessons will be cumulative, meaning the student will need to remember each topic we go over in order to learn the next topic. For this to work, I always make it a huge point to assure each of my students completely understands each lesson we've gone over before we go on to the next.

I can't wait to start and meet all my students!


Music Education/Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Kilgore College

Languages Spoken

Limited Proficiency


Outstanding Musician
May 2014
Kilgore High School Band Boosters
Area Band Member
Dec 2013

2 Reviews on Dylan C.

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Alexis B. May 9, 2015
· Trumpet · In studio
Dylan has been very helpful with teaching me how to breathe correctly. He had patience with me when he was teaching me intonations. Very affordable.
Zane B. May 8, 2015
· Trumpet · In studio
Best player I've heard in person. Very smart and excellent technique and tone. He's got a very pleasurable personality and he is so easy to learn from. He definitely cares about his students! Four thumbs up!
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