Katie Miller

Katie M.

Montclair, NJ

About Katie M.

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Katie teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2006
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Central Washington University and a Masters in Trumpet Performance from Rutgers University at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her principal teachers include David Krauss; Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Matthew Muckey of the New York Philharmonic, and Steve Emery of the Boston Pops.

As a trumpeter, Katie has appeared with the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass, The New Amsterdam Orchestra, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Sinfonietta Nova, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Chelan Bach Festival Orchestra and many others in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Washington state. Katie was also a semifinalist in the Ensemble Division of the National Trumpet Competition for three consecutive years and appeared as a featured performer at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Boulder, Colorado. You can currently hear her as part of the pit orchestra in the latest Broadway revival of the KIng and I, now playing at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

As a private teacher, Katie has worked as a resident artist and teacher at the Luzerne Music Center Festival in upstate New York, and as a regular member of Play On, Philly! She maintains an active private studio in Montclair, NJ.


*** Lesson Details ***
I am primarily a trumpet teacher, but I also have experience with beginning trombone and french horn students. I like to tailor each of my lessons to the individual student, with general weekly playing assignments that help to expand each student's ability level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
H2 Recorder; student may review their lessons each week.

*** Specialties ***
Trumpet Instruction, Music Theory

Photos and Videos

Private lessons at Luzerne Music Center.

Experience

Trumpet Sectional Instructor

Sep 2013 - Present
TianGao Band

Trumpet sectionals each week for students age 12-60. Coaching include fundamentals, theory, breathing exercises, and work on current repertoire.

Trumpet Teaching Artist

Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
Play on, Philly!

Group trumpet instruction, ages 10-15.

Education

Master of Music, Trumpet Performance

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University

Masters of Music Performance

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University

B.A. Music

Sep 2003 - Dec 2008
Central Washington University

Bachelor of Music

Sep 2003 - Dec 2008
Central Washington University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Graduated magna cum laude

Jun 2013
Rutgers University

Semi-Finalist

May 2007
National Trumpet Competition, Chamber Division

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians

Feb 2015
AFM

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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18 Reviews on Katie M.

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Jacob Sep 6, 2016
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
She is so kind and patient! My son thoroughly enjoyed his first lesson. Can't wait for many more!
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Marcel Aug 16, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
My son enjoyed it and is looking forward to the next lesson.
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Grace H. Jul 26, 2016
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Katie was very patient and encouraging during our daughter's lesson. She is a fun and excellent teacher. Thank you!!!!
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Ron H. May 10, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
My 1st Trumpet lesson with Katie went well. I need the actual exercise music that
we worked on ?? Also, I was wondering if we could do a lesson somewhere out in the open. Like a hall, church, or bigger room, maybe my apartment ??

Thanks a lot Katie for your expertise, it is much appreciated.
Sincerely...... Ron Hooper
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Victor Mar 24, 2016
Trumpet · Online
WOW!!!! All I have to say is WOW!!! I never thought I would have picked up the trumpet as fast as I did. Katie was def easy to get a long with and made it easy for me to pick up the trumpet.
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Toby Mar 20, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Katie is the best teacher I've ever had. She's very patient with us kids even when we talk a LOT. For me personally, the best thing about her is that she knows where my problems are, and gives me the fastest way to overcome that problem. Stay awesome Katie.
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Ruby Feb 16, 2016
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Katie is great. My 12 year old daughter loves her.
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Sammy S. Feb 9, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Katie is not only patient and kind but my son is really improving with her and enjoying himself too. She is great!
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Molly Thomas Jan 27, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Kate came for Sammy's first lesson today and she was lovely. She has a very calm and sweet demeanor and Sammy liked her right away. She took time at the end of the lesson to discuss what Sammy worked on as well as to make me a list of things to tell the instrument rental place about what is not working well on his trumpet. We are glad to have found Kate and look forward to the next lesson!
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Mason P. Dec 10, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Gifted musician with a lovely teaching style!