John Glennon
Brighton, MA
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John Glennon

John G.

Brighton, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced teacher specializing in beginner/advanced trumpet, beginner/intermediate brass and beginner piano, voice, music theory, and composition. Lessons are individualized to the musical needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of musical literacy, music theory, ear training, sight-reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About John G.

I am a professional trumpet player, vocalist, and dedicated socially-justice geared music educator. I have attained a Bachelor of Trumpet Performance from Gettysburg College and am currently on track to graduate from Longy School of Music's double Master's Program in Music Performance and Music Education, Summa Cum Laude.

Trumpet students (as well as any student of mine!) can expect to improve week to week in their techniques. Every player has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built-up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing through their instrument with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I also teach voice, piano, composition, and music-theory students of all different ages and experience levels. I can teach students to read music/chord charts and pursue musical excellence in any and all genres depending on the goals and preference of the student.

As a professional trumpet player, I have had the opportunity to perform as a featured soloist at the Kennedy Center, NYC's Cipriani 42nd Street, The Gardens of The Isabella Gardner Museum, as well as 25+ countries in Europe and the Caribbean. Notable players that I have had the opportunity to perform and study with include Jesse Hamilton Jr. (Simba from "The Lion King" on Broadway), Aaron Smith (trumpet player from Despicable Me, Ellen, the LATE LATE Show, and The Voice) Tom Seal (jazz pianist), Javier Gonzales (trumpet player from Dancing with The Stars) and many more!

My personal passion is improvisatory music like jazz and funk but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to along your musical journey!


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Anna Silbey
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John is a committed and passionate instructor who is willing to go the extra mile for his students (and their parents). I approached John to help bring the spark and joy for Trumpet back for my 13 yo son and boy has he delivered! He is patient, supportive and understanding but at the same time creative, consistent and persistent to help my son continue to excel. He finds what is relevant so that the student remains interested and engaged. I am so pleased we have found him and would recommend him 100% to anyone looking for a music teacher.

Posted Mar 14, 2021

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Orchestral Trumpet
Aug 2019 - Jan 2020

Celebrity Cruises

Music Ambassador
Sep 2017 - May 2019

Gettysburg College


Master in Music Performance and Music Education
Aug 2020 - Present

Longy School of Music at Bard College

Bachelor of Music Performance with Specialization in Trumpet
Sep 2015 - May 2019

The Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Jun 2015

West Babylon School District


National Association for Music Education
Jan 2015
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
International Trumpet Guild
Jan 2015
The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.

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