John Garcia

John G.

Fullerton, CA

About John G.

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John teaches: Ages 12 to 50
Teaching since: 2012
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My name is John. I am a graduate of the music performance program at The University of California at Riverside. There I studied under several talented teachers including Dr. Tim Labor and Dr. Barbara Bennett, as well as Trumpeters Don Clarke, Richard Chasin, and Joshua Welchez. Since graduating I have been engaging in some freelance work both as a one on one private instructor, as well as a technician for Azusa High School's Jazz Ensemble.

In general I have always prized the value of personal instruction. Having come from a family of primarily educators I am well aware that the value a single teacher can have on a student is immeasurable. This appreciation has only been compounded since I have begun to teach myself. Though it takes time in music, visible progress is the one of the more profound feelings of accomplishment that can be felt. More than anything, that progress and achievement is my goal in teaching.


Lead Trumpet
Sep 2012 - Present
Riverside Jazz Combo

A jazz combo including 5-6 members depending on current needs. The group has traveled to Baja California to perform and plays from the Inland Empire to Orange County.

Nov 2013 - Aug 2016
Gypsies and Judges

A 20's Era inspired Jazz outfit with the flavor of Indie and Rockabilly merged with blues and swing.

Nov 2014 - May 2015
Riverside Brass Ensemble

A 4 piece Classical Ensemble including 2 trumpets and 2 trombones. Repertoire ranged from 17th Century to 20th Century works.


Personal Instruction
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Joshua Welchez
B.A. Music Performance
Sep 2010 - Jun 2016
University of California at Riverside
Personal Instruction
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
Richard Chasin
Personal Instruction
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Don Clarke

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Jun 2010
Azusa High School

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Deaven May 23, 2017
· Trumpet · In home John is a great instructor, having his own background in trumpet playing and a high understanding of how to play the instrument. Having received lessons from him for a year now, I can say I have really improved alot thanks to him. John is very patient, and very accommodating.
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