Jacob Ciulla

Jacob C.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I believe every student is different, and by that I mean every student’s brain has a different way of processing a new skill. When students learn differently, that means a teacher needs to have different approaches for teaching a wide range of musical and technical skills. Ultimately, we want to be able to have a multitude of routes to the same destination. The same applies to physical setup. With every student, comes a new pair of lips, teeth, tongue etc. This should not however change the desired outcome. As long as the proper setup can be achieved (which it almost always can) then every student has the potential to be great. With every student (even beginners) teaching musicality should always be the priority. In the beginning when the fundamentals aren’t fully developed, this can be difficult. I require students of all ages to listen to music, whether it is influential music on their instrument, or music that demonstrates superior musicality, regardless of what instrument it is written for. This ensures my students will start making their own musical decisions in their repertoire as soon as possible.

About Jacob C.

My name is Jake! I am from the Cleveland, Ohio area. I have a Bachelors degree from The University of Akron in Trumpet Performance and a Masters degree from Louisiana State University, also in Trumpet Performance. I have been teaching private trumpet lessons for about 7 years. In this time, I have worked with hundreds of students ranging in age and skill level, from beginners at the age of 10 years old to advanced college students.
Every student is different and learns differently. As an experienced teacher, I believe we need to have a multitude of routes to the same destination. I also believe in the potential for greatness in every student. It takes hard work, but I am happy to guide your child to reach their full potential. The majority of my teaching is centered on creating a beautiful sound and making music.


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Jacob is great my son loves taking lessons

Posted Apr 8, 2019
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My daughter's first year in Marching Band was a success. She played trumpet for 4 years and switched to mellophone for Marching Band season. Lessons with Jake for both instruments helped her grow into a much more confident player. Jake is a great inspiration and teacher.

Posted Mar 15, 2019
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My daughter has taken lessons from Jacob for over two years and greatly enjoys him as a teacher. Her musical ability has grown significantly under his guidance. He is patient and through as well as challenges his students to be the best that they can be. I would highly recommend him as an instructor.

Posted Jun 20, 2018

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Trumpet Instructor
Nov 2018 - Present

Streetsboro City Schools

Trumpet Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present

Medina City Schools

Trumpet Instructor
Aug 2018 - Present

Hyre Middle School

Trumpet Instructor
Aug 2018 - Present

Ellet High School

Trumpet Instructor
Jun 2018 - Present

Barberton City Schools

Trumpet Instructor
May 2018 - Present

Norton City Schools

Substitute Trumpet
Oct 2018 - Mar 2019

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Trumpet Masterclass Clinician
Jan 2019 - Jan 2019

Firestone High School

Substitute Trumpet
Nov 2018 - Dec 2018

Erie Philharmonic

Substitute Trumpet
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018

Louisiana Philharmnic Orchestra

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Louisiana State University

I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the LSU Trumpet Studio. In addition to trumpet lessons to several non-music major trumpet players on a weekly basis, I would regularly fill in for my professor and teach lessons to the entire LSU trumpet studio.

Teaching Artist
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Kid's Orchestra

Kids’ Orchestra is the largest after school music program for Kindergarten through fifth-grade students in the United States. Nearly 800 students from across East Baton Rouge Parish are enrolled in Kids’ Orchestra programming where they study an instrument, perform in an ensemble, and/or sing in a choir. I taught group trumpet lessons and I conducted one of the Wind Ensembles.


Master of Music, Trumpet Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Louisiana State University

Bachelor of Music, Trumpet Performance
Aug 2012 - Aug 2016

The University of Akron



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency

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