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Gary R.
La Mesa, California
Level up your singing voice with lessons from a seasoned vocalist
I spent many years singing vocal jazz under the mentorship of Paris Rutherford-professor Emeritus UNT. Most recently with The New Collection in Dallas, Tx. I can help you interpret, sing, phrase, stylize, and understand what jazz singing is!
About Gary R.

Hello, my name is Gary R. and I am a life long music instructor. . I teach online and in person. If you would like to use your down time to learn something new, let's get started! Whether you are just beginning, or have been making music since you were a kid, you should know that private lessons are the quickest avenue to improvement. My lessons are designed for each student individually to maximize their experience. I enjoy teaching students of all ages. Advanced trumpet players are welcome too. I also teach online using a several platforms, and have very successful students, including an all area jazz and all state jazz band trumpeter in Houston. I also have vocalists gigging, songwriters writing, and young pianists playing well! I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees of Music Education from the University of North Texas, a University well known for their music school and famous graduates. I have performed with a number of bands since college. I am an alumnus of the Dallas Cowboy's band, The Funk Monsters, Idle Hands, Syntax, and many more DFW area groups. In San Diego, I've hosted a jazz jam each month that featured some of the area's hottest players and have been heard at a number of venues with a variety of bands. My primary expertise is teaching Trumpet or related brass instruments, as well as piano for kids and adults. Read my reviews, ask me questions, come hear me perform around San Diego, set some goals with me and lets get after it!

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2014

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Masters Music Education

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My daughter loved it. She’s can’t wait for her next lesson.

Posted Nov 17, 2021
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Gary is cool

Posted Apr 10, 2020
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Gary did a great job of getting me started on my first piano lesson. Learned a lot on my first day...hope I can measure up to my practice plan for the week! Bravo!

Posted Mar 8, 2020
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private music teacher
Jan 1981 - Present
Gary R. San Diego Music Man
I moved to San Diego in January 2014 and am currently teaching private lessons for trumpet, trombone, piano, and songwriting. Now that I have been in San Diego a while, I can report that my students are thriving! Take lessons in a relaxed atmosphere, where positivity resides! My online students are high achievers too!
Music Retail
Oct 1990 - Oct 2013
R. Music
During these years, I owned a Music Store, managed for others and taught in my store's music studios.
Teacher
Jan 1981 - May 1987
Southlake, Irving, and Dallas ISD
I taught private lessons at several schools and took all brass students. (grades 5th-12) I had about 65 kids per week to instruct between all of the schools I worked with.
Masters Music Education
Jan 1981 - Jun 1984
University of North Texas
Bachelors Degree in Music Education
Sep 1978 - Dec 1981
University of North Texas
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Texas Teacher lifetime certificate
Jan 1981
State of Texas
This certificate came following the completion of my music education degree. It allows me to teach all levels in Texas for life.
Retailing excellence
Apr 1994
Music Trades Magazine
UNT40
Sep 1979
The University of North Texas
Jimmy Hammerstein Scholarship
Apr 1979
Sigma Alpha Mu
Outstanding music student
Jun 1978
Richland jr College
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Apr 2005
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
National Association of Music Merchants
Nov 1990
NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

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$33
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$45
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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