Garek Najita

Garek N.

North Hills, CA

Lesson Details

Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Every lesson is catered toward what YOU want to learn and we can come up with new and fun ways to learn a variety of trumpet lessons if books don't work best for you. I cover various topics such as; technique, embouchure, improvisation, jazz, classical, lyricism, and tone, to name a few. Other than trumpet specific topics, I can also give insight on music theory, writing, reading, and listening! Looking forward to playing with you!
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About

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

Teaching since:
2014

Hi! My name is Garek, I have been playing music for 13 years and have been playing trumpet for 12 of those years and ukulele for about 7 years. My musical career started in middle school playing with both jazz and concert bands at my schools as well as several traditional jazz ensembles as extracurricular activities outside of school. After high school, I went on to major in Jazz Studies: Trumpet Performance at California State University, Northridge, studying under Howie Shear, and graduated in 3 and a half years. I have performed with many amazing artists such as Delfeayo Marsalis, Matt Harris, Gary Pratt, Rob Lockhart, and Wayne Bergeron. When I'm not playing or listening to music, I usually find myself playing games with friends, watching movies, or learning about some interesting hobbies.

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Experience

Trumpet Player
Aug 2014 - Dec 2017
California State University Northridge

Played in CSUN's award winning ensembles, Jazz "A" and "B" and "C" big bands and combos.

Orchestra Musician
Aug 2016 - Oct 2016
California State University Northridge

Played trumpet for CSUN's production of Assassins performed in the campus theatre.

Orchestra Musician
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
California State University Northridge

Played trumpet and ukulele for CSUN's production of The Drowsy Chaperone performed at the Valley Performing Arts Center.

Education

Jazz Studies Trumpet Performance
Aug 2014 - Dec 2017
California State University Northridge

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Student
May 2016
California State University Northridge
Outstanding Musician
Apr 2016
Reno Jazz Festival
Outstanding Musician
Apr 2013
Reno Jazz Festival

Photos & Videos

A clip from my senior recital at CSUN
A Trumpet cover I did of Tori Kelly's version of Stevie Wonder's Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing
Photo by Garek N.
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1 Review

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Cipatli A. Sep 7, 2018
Trumpet · In studio

Very patient and encouraging with my daughter. Love the way he explained everything to her and tips to do it better. Can't wait for next class.

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