Eric Burgeson
Indianapolis, IN
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Eric Burgeson

Eric B.

Indianapolis, IN
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced saxophone teacher/performer of 15 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of fundmental physical and musical skills. I specialize in classiclal and jazz typically use Rubank and Aebersold books, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: tuner, metronome.

About Eric B.

I am a former college professor, current high school band director, performer and composer. If you need help preparing for a concert, solo/ensemble contest, audition, or your next playing test I can help you!

I am comfortable helping you with concert band, marching band, pep band, jazz band and orchestra. Also, I can help you reach the next level with your improvisation.

I believe that all people have the capacity to appreciate and learn from music. I am ready to find a differentiated strategy that works FOR YOU and moves you towards your musical goals. I love the process of teaching and look forward to fulfilling all of my student's needs.

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Brian
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Eric B. was the music instructor for both my children at the middle and high school they attended. Additionally, I taught with Eric for seven years.

My children received excellent music instruction in both trombone and flute. I was pleased with the rigor of the practice that was expected from Eric, which enabled dramatic growth in their musical ability. I was also pleased that they were both able to read music due to the instruction they were given under Eric's tutelage.

As I said earlier, I have worked with Eric as a colleague. I found him to be highly organized, student centered with regard to growth and performance, and a man of high character.

Eric created a Jazz band curriculum at the school corporation we taught at, where he developed several Jazz sections that would perform regularly in the community. Eric would invite notable guest musicians to work with the students and participate with them in these performances.

I would recommend Eric, without reservations, to anyone who desires a quality music instructor.

Posted Feb 20, 2020
Phil
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Eric was great. Hadn't played in a while and he really helped me get back into it and rekindled my love of music.

Posted Feb 19, 2020
Ben
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Mr. B. is my go-to expert on all things musical. I know very little about music and Mr. B is always eager to help.

Posted Feb 19, 2020
Allison
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Mr. B was a knowledgeable instructor. He did a nice job of motivating my daughter to play her instrument.

Posted Feb 19, 2020

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Experience

Director of Bands/Jazz Program Director
Jul 2017 - Present

Indianapolis

Instruct 3 sections of jazz band and 3 sections of jazz piano. Prepare, rehearse, and organize concerts for all.

Jazz Program Director
Aug 2010 - Jul 2017

Rush County Schools

Developed an extracurricular jazz program from scratch. A high school jazz band that became a class, two high school combos, a middle school jazz band, and a middle school combo. Advanced HS combo regularly gigged in the community and the HS jazz band did a concert tour of Chicago in 2016

Assistant High School Band Director
Aug 2006 - Jul 2017

Rush County Schools

Planned, rehearsed, and organized concerts and performances for high school and middle school concert bands, a marching band, two pep bands. Reorganized and data-based the school's extensive music library, while expanding it. started a middle school pep band, wrote the entire book of music for it.

Adjunct Professor of Saxophone
Aug 2007 - May 2011

University of Indianapolis

Taught non-major saxophone students. Helped them prepare for upcoming recitals, concerts, and moved their skills forward to pass juries

Saxophone Instructor
Aug 2007 - May 2011

Uindy Community Music Center

Taught private saxophone lessons to a wide variety of students. Got experience with beginners, non-traditional students, etc. instructed basic, intermediate, and advanced levels of understanding.

Education

Master of Education: Music Education
Jan 2015 - Jul 2018

University of Florida

Bachelor of Music: Music Education
Aug 2002 - Jul 2006

University of Indianapolis

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

ISTAR recipient
Mar 2014

Rush/Shelby/Henry/Decatur County Schools

Affiliations

Jazz Education Network
Aug 2014
JEN was formed in 2008 to help bring together the jazz arts community. It hosts an annual conference with concerts presented by students and professionals, a student jazz festival, workshops, research presentations and an exhibition area with manufacturers, retailers, schools and other jazz related organizations. JEN also offers many educational programs, from an outreach program, to mentoring and scholarships.
Kappa Delta Pi
Mar 2004
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. For over a century, the Society has consistently grown, starting with a local chapter to become the international organization it is today, with an initiated membership that exceeds 1.2 million! Using a variety of programs, services, and resources, KDP supports and advances educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers.

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