Joel Meltzer

Joel M.

Washington, DC
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Playing a brass instrument can be a fun and rewarding experience when approached in the correct way. I help all my students develop a good attitude toward playing music, as well as setting them up for success in developing a good sound and technique. I have helped students prepare for all situations, including auditions, adjudications, and yearly band concerts.
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Joel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2009

Hello! I have played brass instruments in many different ensembles over the last 15 years, including concert bands, jazz ensembles, brass quintets, marching bands, drum and bugle corps, and more, and I would like to share these experiences with you as you build your own rewarding experiences with music.

I attended Hofstra University and The Hartt School, earning a B.S. in Music Education and an M.M. in Euphonium Performance, respectively. I am available for students of all ages and backgrounds, and will attend to the goals of each student separately and deliberately.


Low Brass Instructor
Sep 2017 - Present
DC Youth Orchestra Program

Baritone Bugler
Mar 2014 - Mar 2017
The Commandant's Own, The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps

Brass Instructor
Nov 2012 - Aug 2013
7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps

Baritone technician


M.M. Music Performance, Euphonium
Sep 2011 - May 2013
The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford
B.S. Music Education
Sep 2007 - May 2011
Hofstra University


K-12 Music Teacher Certification
May 2013
Connecticut State Department of Education

Pre K-12 Music Teacher Certification
Aug 2011
New York State Education Department

Photos & Videos

Veterans Day Concert, 2014
Baritone Bugle

2015 Battle Color Detachment


6 Reviews

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Andrew M. Aug 24, 2017
Trombone · In home

Joel is a great teacher. He has introduced a lot of new things for me to work on and helps me get better at them.

Tristen L. Sep 19, 2016
Tuba · In home

Can't wait for next lesson. Great with beginners.

Nayarit Aug 30, 2016
Tuba · In home

Exelent Music Instructor

WAyne Aug 21, 2016
Trumpet · In home

I think that Joel Meltzer is an excellent trumpet teacher. He is both professional and personable. He was able to quickly assess my current skill level and determine where I needed to start for my first lesson without making me feel insecure in any way.

I look forward to getting more competent with each succeeding lesson.

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Luke M. Jul 25, 2016
Tuba · In home

Great music instructor!

Sara G. Jul 6, 2015
Trumpet · In home

First lesson was awesome. Joel is a very nice and patient teacher. Can't wait to learn more!

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