Grant Barker

Grant B.

Greeley, CO

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
It is important that the private instructor is completely engaged in the student’s learning and enjoyment of their trumpet playing. If the student isn’t enjoying their time, it is important to find out what’s wrong and how to adapt to that student’s specific needs and wants to positively influence their learning and motivation to learn. Music education between multiple different students is going to be different for each student. It is important for the music teacher to learn from their own teaching and accustom to each and every student to make the learning environment more welcoming and compelling for them. Learning about the student and how they learn only benefits the environment and helps the student have a more gratifying time playing the trumpet. Achieving a positive way of thinking about how to approach playing the trumpet is only beneficial to the student’s learning. When one is about to perform a work for trumpet and approaching it with a powerful mindset of having fun and being positive, the performance overall will have more feeling and excitement to the listener, and more important, the musician himself/herself.
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Grant delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Grant Barker is currently pursuing his Master's of Music Performance at University of Northern Colorado. He is receiving his studies from Philip Hembree. Grant just recently graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana with a BM in Music Performance where he studied with John Rommel and Edmund Cord. He is currently the Third Trumpet in the Longmont Symphony and a member of the Bierstadt Brass Quintet. Grant has performed with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, and side-by-side with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra. He has performed as a selected concerto competition winner with the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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Third Trumpet
Aug 2017 - Present
Longmont Symphony Orchestra

Aug 2017 - Present
Bierstadt Brass Quintet

Third Trumpet
Aug 2016 - May 2017
Indiana University Symphony Orchestra

Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
Cleveland Orchestra

Side-by-side performance at IU.

Feb 2017 - Feb 2017
Bach Collegium

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
Carnegie Hall

Performance with IU wind ensemble.

May 2013 - May 2013
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Side-by-side performance with ASO

Aug 2012 - May 2013
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

Principal Trumpet
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Georgia Symphony Youth Orchestra


MM - Instrumental Performance - Trumpet
Aug 2017 - Present
University of Northern Colorado
BM Music Performance - Trumpet
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Indiana University - Bloomington
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Woodland High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Semi-Finalist in Undergraduate Solo Division
Mar 2017
National Trumpet Competition
Semi-Finalist in Small Ensemble Division
Mar 2017
National Trumpet Competition
Concerto Competition Winner
Feb 2013
Georgia Symphony Youth Orchestra


Broadcast Music Inc.
Feb 2015

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Photos & Videos

Cantabile et Scherzetto by Phillipe Gaubert.
Photo by Grant B.

Nightsongs - Richard Peaslee
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