Jeremy Martin

Jeremy M.

O Fallon, IL

Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Like other subjects I teach, we will begin at your current level and progress from there. If you're just starting to learn music theory and need to learn the basics - or even if you're more advanced and want to learn elements of voice leading, atonal theory, or even Schenkerian analysis - I will explain theoretical concepts, break them down, and ensure you understand each aspect of our lesson. I have also given music theory lessons as a way of tutoring students currently enrolled in an academic music theory course. Just let me know your current level and we'll design a plan for you!
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Jeremy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

I've been composing and arranging music professionally for over 20 years. As Staff Arranger for the US Air Force Bands program, I have crafted selections ranging from classical/symphonic compositions to pop/rock/country arrangements, jazz & big band selections, and chamber music. My music has been performed by military worldwide, as well as university & high school/middle school bands, drum corps, professional symphony orchestras, and I spent a number of years creating brass ensemble "showstoppers" for the annual artist faculty concert at the National Trumpet Competition. Many of my original works are published, either through LudwigMasters Publications or Bandworks Publications.

Some notable performances of my music include the LA Philharmonic's 4th of July series at the Hollywood Bowl, performances at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic, and music for the televised funeral service of President Ronald Reagan. I have also worked extensively as a conductor and have conducted groups ranging from beginning bands to professional orchestras.

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Staff Composer/Arranger
Aug 2000 - Present
United States Air Force Bands

Athletic Tutor
May 2006 - Dec 2007
University of Alabama Athletic Department

In this position I tutored young student athletes from various sporting activities (football, baseball, etc.) who needed Music Appreciation as part of their degree program.

Music Theory & Ear Training Instructor
Aug 2005 - Dec 2007
University of Alabama School of Music

Director of Bands
Dec 1997 - Aug 2000
Shelbyville Central High School


Master's in Music Composition & Theory, Wind Conducting
Aug 2005 - Dec 2007
University of Alabama
Bachelor's of Music Education
Aug 1993 - Dec 1997
Tennessee Technological University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Teaching License
Dec 1997
Tennessee Department of Education


Plus Award
Jul 2017
American Music in the Armed Forces
Jul 2017
National Federation of Music Clubs
Goessen Prize
Feb 2006
University of Alabama School of Music


College Music Society, The
Aug 2010

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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National Federation of Music Clubs
Jul 2004

Since its founding in 1898, the NFMC has grown into one of the world’s largest music organizations with club and individual members of all ages. The NFMC is chartered by the Congress of the United States, and is the only music organization member of the United Nations. NFMC provides opportunities for musical study, performance and appreciation to more than 200,000 senior, student and junior members in 6,500 music-related clubs and organizations nationwide. Members are professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, music students, generous music patrons and benefactors, and music lovers of all ages.

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Apr 2001

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

Air Force Bands Program
Aug 2000

The Air Force Bands Program is a family of 10 active duty Air Force bands and 5 Air National Guard bands featuring our nation's finest professional musicians. Each band operates within its own geographic area of responsibility representing America's Airmen to a global audience.

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Apr 1994

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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Photos & Videos

"The Blue Hornets," concert march for middle school band (Gr 2).
Presenting a framed score of an arrangement I once created for Robert & Margrit Mondavi (owners of the Mondavi Winery).

Joseph Hermann conducting the 2nd movement of my First Suite for Band (Bandworks Publications).
I was asked to compose the music to accompany the story "Robbie the Raptor," which became this video.
"Fast Falls the Eventide," a commission for the University of Alabama Wind Ensemble (2009).
Bellevue High School band performing my composition "Cycle of the Werewolf."
A pleasant day at the office, working on a new composition during a hard snowfall.

San Antonio Symphony performing my opening fanfare work "In Full Glory Reflected," based on "The Star Spangled Banner."
Conducting an original work with the US Air Force Band of the Golden West.
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3 Reviews

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Robbie Aug 26, 2018
Music Theory · In studio

I needed help knowing how to arrange a full band work for my Instrumentation Class project. I offered to pay him to do it for me but he wouldn't do that (haha). But he did sit with me and show me how to do it myself and I was happy I learned something. It wasn't great but if I had the desire to be an arranger then I would definitely study more with Jeremy.

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Ryan Aug 26, 2018
Arrangement and Composition · In studio

Jeremy did a great job teaching me how to write an arrangement for a jazz band. I hadn't ever done anything like that and had no clue how to write rhythm parts. He gave me all the help I needed to know how to write chord symbols and notation for a rhythm section - lead sheets for the piano and guitar players, a bass part, and drum set parts. They all said the parts looked great. Thanks Jeremy!

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Christy Aug 21, 2018
Music Theory · In studio

Without Jeremy, I never would've gotten my Master's Degree. As I was preparing for my comprehensive exams in music performance, I had five pieces ranging from Medieval all the way through 20th century that had to be studied and analyzed for the music theory section of my exam. Jeremy was able to help me (and my entire study group) by teaching us in a knowledgeable, yet approachable way. He has a great deal of patience and a very kind demeanor. I wish I had encountered a teacher like him while in my undergrad music studies. He simplified so many of the concepts and ideas of music theory which really helped me to understand the analysis process and gave me full confidence when taking my comprehensive exams. He never made me feel stupid when asking questions and even when he had to explain the same concept over and over (which that happened often) he never lost his patience. He is so incredibly knowledgeable as a musician and such a delightfully kind person.

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