Jacob Dalager

Jacob D.

Greenbelt, MD

Lesson Details

Music Performance

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This service may sound very generic at first, but it really means more the psychological aspects of performance and preparation. If you struggle with stage fright of any kind or aren't performing to your full capability in public, I can help you develop techniques to overcome it.
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Jacob delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2004

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide their own instrument. I will bring mine. I will suggest music to get in the student doesn't have their own.

*** Specialties ***
I teach all brass instruments (trumpet, horn, euphonium, baritone, trombone, and tuba), and trumpet is my specialty. I can also teach beginning to intermediate piano and guitar lessons. In addition, I have extensive experience teaching ear training, music theory, and composition. I am fluent in all styles--Classical, jazz, pop, funk, etc.


Brass Instructor
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Partners in Brass

Taught all brass instruments and directed two bands at several international schools in Singapore. Also instructed adult students.

May 2014 - May 2014
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Judged trumpet examinations

Musicianship Instructor
Aug 2010 - May 2012
University of Rochester

Designed, taught, and graded two sections of Musicianship (ear training).

General Music Teacher
Aug 2009 - Jun 2010
Jireh Home

Worked as a volunteer music teacher in rural Malaysia. Taught guitar, piano, choir, and general music.

Aural Skills TA
Sep 2006 - May 2009
St. Olaf College

Assisted professors on four different sections of Aural Skills


Master of Music
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Eastman School of Music - University of Rochester
MM Trumpet Performance and Literature
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Eastman School of Music
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2005 - May 2009
St. Olaf College
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2005 - May 2009
St. Olaf College
BM Trumpet Performance
Sep 2005 - May 2009
St. Olaf College


English, Spanish, Malay
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Arts Leadership Certificate
May 2012
Eastman School of Music

from the Institute for Music Leadership

Arts Leadership Certificate
May 2012
Eastman School of Music


Mar 2012
National Trumpet Competition
Morton Gould Young Composer's Award
Dec 2011
Second Prize
Apr 2009
Schubert Club


Music Teachers National Association
Jul 2014

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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American Federation of Musicians
Jul 2014

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Jacob D.
Highlights from "Con Voce Festival," a solo concert of Baroque Trumpet Concertos, performed live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
PIccolo Trumpet

Live in Malaysia

Master's Recital

A little bit of funk for ya, live at the Esplanade Outdoor Theater in Singapore.
Jazz Jam Session

Photo by Jacob D.

Photo by Jacob D.
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6 Reviews

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Miles Jul 27, 2018
Trumpet · In studio

Helpful advice and support for a beginner student.

Dan G. Oct 5, 2015
Trumpet · In home

Jacob has been working well with my son. We had to change schedules to accommodate my daughters activities otherwise he was a superb teacher. Hope my son will remember all the tricks learned from Jacob.

Haile D. Sep 3, 2015
Trumpet · In home

Excellent start. My son liked Jacob and his knowledge will definitely elevate him to the next level.

Melissa C. Aug 24, 2015
French Horn · Online

Jacob was always accommodating with our ever-changing schedule and was so patient with teaching my 12 year old to play the double valved french horn, given the limitations of being many miles away and the difficulty of playing this instrument.

Saskia M. Aug 19, 2015
Trumpet · Online

I had lessons with Jacob only for a short time because I'm leaving the US but nevertheless he taught me great things !! I already played for about 10 years now and Jacab was still able to help me improve playing.
He also really designs the lessons the way you want it with the content you want.
Awesome teacher !!

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Jacob D. Jul 20, 2014
Trumpet · In studio

Best teacher ever!

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