Franklin Davis

Franklin D.

Belmont, CA
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Lesson Details

Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach students of all ages on all the brass instruments. With more than 30 years of teaching experience, I tailor my teaching to the individual needs of both students and parents, and I like to make our lessons fun and productive. I cover all the basics of playing, from correct breathing to correct style, and I impart a deep knowledge and appreciation of music to my students as well. I offer flexible scheduling, with sessions varying in length from 30 to 90 minutes, to help fit all budgets.
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Franklin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1981

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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Experience

Owner
Sep 1983 - Present
Brassworks Music

Trumpeter/Arranger/Bandleader Franklin Beau Davis founded and leads several fine musical ensembles: The Brassworks Quinet, The Brassworks Band, Gabriel's Trumpets, and The Memorial Brass (BrassworksMusic.us).

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.

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Education

BM, MM (Music Education, Music Performance)
Sep 1973 - May 1981
San Francisco State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Playing a Flugelhorn Solo with the E-Ticket Band

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Playing Vintage Jazz on Trumpet

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Franklin Beau Davis & Silver Bach C Trumpet
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