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Gary R.
La Mesa, California
Learn to play the trumpet like Louis Armstrong.
I can teach any level of trumpet playing. Classical, Jazz, funk. Beginners or advanced players. I have studied trumpet with many of the best teachers in America, including John Haynie, Bert Truax, locally Gilbert Castellanos and Arturo Sandoval. The list is too long to name the all,but I have had opportunities to learn from many of the most famous players.
About Gary R.

Hello, my name is Gary R. and I am a life long music instructor. . I teach online and in person. After 40 years of being in the music industry, I am now semi retired. This means that I don't carry a full load of students anymore and can zero in on Your specific needs. Young and old are welcome! I teach brass instruments with TRUMPET being my primary instrument to perform on. I also teach beginner piano to intermediate. For trumpet-My lessons will focus on proper breathing techniques, embouchure formation, scales and related drills to gain dexterity and speed, and of course, songs that you would like to learn. I use a variety of method books depending on the students needs. Each lesson plan is personalized. (I haver a masters degree in Music Education from UNT) I also teach jazz trumpet, which means-learning tunes, styles, sight reading jazz rhythyms, and how to improvise. For piano lessons, I use piano method books as well as personalized work sheets as needed. We learn 2 hand playing, sight reading, and "standard literature" to start. I only teach piano in person. Above all, it is my hope that you will have fun while studying with me-because, after all-that is why we call it "playing". Laughter is a common component of my lessons too-send me an email, ask questions....

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2014


Masters Music Education

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Teaches ages 6+

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

Posted Nov 17, 2021

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