- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
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.
-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.
-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.
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:
-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
-Performing on Trumpet/Keyboard
-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.
Instructed private students on brass instrument performance in store at Wert Music
I had my first lesson with Eric today and I learned few tips that I never knew before.