Eric Snyder

Eric S.

Nashville, TN
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About

Eric delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2013

I am a professional Trumpet player with experience in writing, arranging, and music production. I completed my B.M. in Music performance and B.A. in Music technology from Northern Kentucky University in 2017 and am currently working on a M.M. in commercial music performance at Belmont University. I am an experienced performer in classical, jazz, and popular genres of music including blues, country, bluegrass, latin, swing, rock, r&b, and funk to name a few.

Before moving to Nashville, I got my start working professionally as a freelance musician in Cincinnati OH. Some of the local musicians and ensembles most notably include The Blue Wisp Big Band led by the world renown drummer, John Von Ohlen, Ed Moss’ Society Jazz Orchestra, The Flying Circus Big Band led by the College Conservatory of Music’s Scott Belck and The Voyager Sextet led by NKU’s Jazz Studies director Brian Hogg. I also leads my own project, The Eric Snyder Trio, which features me on both the trumpet and piano.

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Experience

Assistant Marching Band Director
Aug 2016 - Present
Scott High School (Taylor Mill KY)

-Assisted the Scott HS Band director through the fall marching band seasons.
-Instructed students on music performance, brass instrument technique, and marching technique.
-Lead rehearsals and instructed large ensembles composed of 60+ students at a time.
-I also started and lead a after school Jazz Band program at Scott.

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Freelance Musician
Aug 2013 - Present
Eric Snyder Music

-Performed 4-5 times a week in the Cincinnati area with a wide variety of professional ensembles
-Regularly performed many styles of music including: Jazz, R&B, Swing, Classical, Country, Bluegrass, Latin Jazz, Rock, and Contemporary pop music
-Have shared the stage with many great musicians including: John Von Ohlen, William Brian Hogg, Scotty Anderson, Scott Belck, John Zappa, Ed Moss, Gabriel Bello, and others.

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Music Director
Aug 2016 - Aug 2018
Mickey James Entertainment

Founding member of this entertainment group in Cincinnati OH, specializing in providing music entertainment for corporate events, casinos, weddings, and private parties. Duties as music director included:
-Hiring Musicians
-Writing/arranging music for 3 different bands
-Meeting with Clients
-Producing promotional material including audio/video recordings and posters
-Managing Website and helping manage social media pages
-Audio/Visual Technician
-Performing on Trumpet/Keyboard

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Assistant Jazz Band Instructor
Sep 2017 - May 2018
Conner High School (Hebron KY)

-Assisted the Conner HS Band director in teaching his brass students involved in his concert and after school jazz bands.
-Taught brass, jazz, small group performance, and music theory skills to high school students.

Private Lesson Instructor
Aug 2016 - Aug 2017
Wert Music (Florence KY)

Instructed private students on brass instrument performance in store at Wert Music

Education

M.M. In Commercial Trumpet Performance
Aug 2018 - Present
Belmont University
B.A. in Music Technology
Aug 2013 - Dec 2017
Northern Kentucky University
B.M. Music Performance with an Emphasis in Jazz Studies
Aug 2013 - Dec 2017
Northern Kentucky University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Live performance of my arrangement of "welcome to the jungle" by Mickey James & the QCC. Recorded live at the octave in Covington Kentucky.
@Sis's Family Affair, Newport KY

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Christian F. Aug 30, 2017
Trumpet · In home

I had my first lesson with Eric today and I learned few tips that I never knew before.

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