Franklin Davis
Belmont, CA
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Franklin Davis

Franklin D.

Belmont, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn how to play / improve your playing on Trombone or Baritone. Learn the language of music. Become a great reader and improvisor!
I cover all the basics of playing: breathing, technique, rhythm, style, improvisation, etc. We can also learn some music history and theory, and play duets.
I teach all ages, and I tailor my teaching to each individual student. With over 30 years playing and teaching the brass instruments, I make lessons educational, productive and fun.

About Franklin D.

I am a San Francisco native and a graduate of Lowell High School and San Francisco State University, where I earned degrees in music performance and education.
I teach all the brass instruments at my studio in Belmont, at Skyline College in San Bruno, and at Manor Music in Pacifica.
I have also taught on the faculties of San Francisco Community Music Center and Walnut Creek Civic Arts.

As Trumpeter, Arranger & Bandleader, I lead three of the Bay Area's finest musical groups: The Brassworks, Gabriel's Trumpets, and The Memorial Brass.
I perform with Symphony Parnassus, Golden Gate Park Band, Golden Gate Symphony, The E-Ticket Band, Silicon Gulch Jazz Band and the Kally Price Blues Band.
I am also Jazz Cornetist and Musical Arranger for San Francisco’s long-running immersive theatrical show The Speakeasy.

With over 30 years playing and teaching the brass instruments, I know how to make our lessons educational, productive and fun.

In our lessons, I cover all the basics of playing: breathing, technique, rhythm, style, improvisation, etc. You’ll learn the language of music, some music history and theory, and we’ll play duets.

As you apply yourself to your musical studies, you will experience improvement and be able to attain your musical goals.

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Matthew M.
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Franklin was so patient with my 14-year-old son. We look forward to our next lesson.

Posted Oct 9, 2018
Cameron
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Mr Davis has been great! He’s very patient, encouraging and helpful!

Posted Aug 24, 2018

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Experience

Owner
Sep 1983 - Present

Private business

Trumpeter/Arranger/Bandleader, founded and leads several fine musical ensembles: The Brassworks Quinet, The Brassworks Band, Gabriel's Trumpets, and The Memorial Brass. Franklin is a San Francisco native and a graduate of Lowell High School and San Francisco State University, where he earned degrees in music performance and education. He teaches all the brass instruments at his studio in Belmont, at Skyline College in San Bruno, and at Manor Music in Pacifica.

Education

BM, MM (Music Education, Music Performance)
Sep 1973 - May 1981

San Francisco State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Bugles Across America
Sep 2001
Bugles Across America, NFP was founded in 2000 by Tom Day, when Congress passed legislation stating that Veterans have a right to at least two uniformed military people to fold the flag and play Taps on a CD player. Bugles Across America was founded to take this a step further. In recognition of the service these Veterans have provided to their country, we felt that they each deserve a live rendition of Taps by a real bugler. To this end, we are actively seeking capable volunteers to provide this valuable service to Veterans and their families.
American Federation of Musicians
May 1974
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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