John Eagle

John E.

Los Angeles, CA

About John E.

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John teaches: Ages 5 to 40
Teaching since: July 2003
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Overview

I've been playing music for over twenty years as a brass player, pianist, guitarist, composer, and electronic musician. I've studied and performed across the country—starting in Seattle, then New York and the northeast, and finally here in Los Angeles.

As a performer, I have trained and play extensively on the French horn, trumpet, trombone, piano, and guitar. I perform in a variety of styles—from classical to jazz and pop/rock styles.

As a composer and sound designer, I work in a variety of settings, from composing for orchestra, string quartet, percussion, and groups of all shapes and sizes, to designing sound for theater and film.

I earned my Bachelor's degree at Bennington College in Vermont and my Master's degree at CalArts. I play all around LA as a freelance orchestral musician, in my brass quartet, a studio hornist (recorded on will.i.am's last album, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, and with Horse's Mouth, to name a few), and in various other groups. I have taught at Bennington College, Summer Sonatina Piano School, Sage City Symphony's Young Composers Project, CalArts, Barnsdall Park's Junior Art Center, and Santa Monica Music Center. I have been teaching privately since high school and love working with students to meet their individual goals in music.


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I provide my own instrument for demonstration and group playing when applicable. I provide sheet music and method books for use in lessons or temporary loan. I expect students to have their own instrument and music stand for use during lessons. If using electric guitar, they should have their own amplifier. In theory or songwriting lessons, they should have their own staff paper. I ask students to purchase their own method books and music when needed.

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Experience

Brass Instructor

Jan 2015 - Present
Private Music Center

I give lessons to French horn and trombone students.

Brass Instructor

Jan 2015 - Present
Private Studio

I teach small group and private lessons to French horn and trombone students.

Piano Instructor

Sep 2014 - Present
Private Music Center

I teach piano classes to beginning and intermediate students.

Brass Studio Instructor

Aug 2013 - Present
Private Music Studio

Teach all French horn and trumpet students.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Sep 2011 - May 2013
California Institute of the Arts

I taught several portions of the music core curriculum including Aural Skills (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) and Keyboard Fluency.

Theory/Ear Training Faculty

Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Bennington College

I taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced ear training and theory courses, and directed music for college theater productions.

Mentor/Teacher

Sep 2010 - May 2011
Sage City Symphony

Developed and taught program for young composers and led special project to write pieces for orchestra which were premiered on annual youth concert.

Principal French horn

Mar 2005 - May 2011
Sage City Symphony

Principal horn, led section, and was featured soloist for two concerts (Mozart's Horn Concerto #2, and Randall Neal's premiere concerto).

Faculty

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
Summer Sonatina

Taught daily private lessons in composition, theory, and electronic music to students of all ages.

Education

MFA Performance/Composition

Sep 2011 - May 2013
California Institute of the Arts

B.A. Music Performance and Composition

Sep 2004 - Jun 2009
Bennington College

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Music Scholarship

Sep 2013
California Institute of the Arts

Los Angeles Composers Project Selection

Apr 2013
What's Next? Ensemble

John Hendrick Memorial Commission

Jun 2009
Bennington College

Academic Scholarship

Sep 2004
Bennington College

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Jun 2014
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

American Composers Forum

Mar 2013
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The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

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3 Reviews on John E.

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Matthew A. Dec 28, 2015
Verified Student
John is very patient and works well with children. He is always prepared for the lessons. Recommend!
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Brandon A. May 12, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
John is a great teacher! He's open to working with many styles and he's talented in more than one instrument.
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Christoffer S. Aug 19, 2014
Composition · In studio
John is a brilliant composer and instrumentalist. I worked with him extensively while studying at CalArts. His musicianship and knowledge of music theory is in depth, and he is easily able to pass this information on to students. I highly recommend him as a teacher to any level of musician.
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