John King

John K.

Littleton, CO
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach absolute beginners, intermediate and advanced students. I work with them on technique, strong fundamentals, sound production and the repertoire of band and orchestra music.
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John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 1978

Since moving to Colorado in 2004 John has performed with all major arts organizations including Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Central City Opera. Before moving here he was in the San Francisco Bay area for many years with positions including Second Trumpet in San Jose Symphony and Principal Trumpet in California Symphony for eighteen seasons. As well he did numerous national tours and recordings with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera. He taught 5th and 6th grade band in Los Altos schools and maintains an active private studio.


Principal Trumpet
Sep 2004 - Present
Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Greeley Philharmonic, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Columbine Entertainment

Trumpet Performer


Bachelor of Music Education, Masters In Music
Sep 1976 - May 1983
University Of North Texas, University of Nevada


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelor of Music Education, Masters of Music
May 1983
University of North Texas and University of Nevada

Trumpet Performance
May 1981 University of North Texas
May 1983 University of Nevada


John James Haynie Scholarship
Aug 1976
University of North Texas

Photos & Videos

Performing on Weddings and Special Events with Columbine Entertainment

Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Soloist: John King
Conductor: Bahman Saless
Orchestra: Boulder Chamber Orchestra
Presentation in an Elementary School

Presentation in an Elementary School - Explaining the difference between different trumpets

John King 
Professional Trumpet Player

Tips for Playing the Trumpet : Trumpet Lip Trill Tutorial on eHow

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