Kyle Miller

Kyle M.

Chicago, IL

About Kyle M.

Kyle teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 2011
Last sign in: Last week


Growing up in a family of musicians, Kyle has been playing trumpet since before he was big enough to hold it on his own. Since he started teaching trumpet in 2011, he has taught kids of all ages and skill levels.

In 2014, Kyle received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago. There, he performed with the Columbia College Jazz Ensemble, as well as a number of other ensembles covering many genres including jazz, pop, hip-hop and R&B. He also had the honor of performing in concert with Christian McBride, Paula Cole, jazz legend Benny Golson and many more.

Currently, Kyle teaches trumpet (and beginning guitar) throughout Chicago and the southwest suburbs, and performs with groups of varying styles around town. He believes trumpet is a cool instrument for many reasons, and he is eager to help aspiring players of all ages learn how to play it well.

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Teaching Artist

Jan 2013 - Present
Sherwood Conservatory of Music at Columbia College Chicago

Trumpet Teacher

Aug 2011 - Present
Learn To Make Music


Bachelor of Arts in Music

Sep 2010 - May 2014
Columbia College Chicago

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Outstanding Soloist

Mar 2013
Notre Dame Jazz Festival
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5 Reviews on Kyle M.

Miles M. Apr 30, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
Very good fit for our son.
Mark G. Oct 24, 2015
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
Kyle is great
Langston B. Sep 24, 2015
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
My son really enjoys having Kyle as his instructor. He is knowledgable, patient, and has given my son great tips. We especially like that he leaves us with a recording of how the notes should sound.
Andrew Jul 25, 2015
Trumpet · In studio
Kyle is a great instructor that notices my bad habits and fixes them. He is good at using excercises and warmups to build technique, and selecting pieces of music to apply those techniques. He also gives advice on how to practice and cares about whether or not I am improving.
Nabeela Jul 23, 2015
Trumpet · In home
My daughter is very easily distracted during her music lessons and Kyle somehow manages to keep her focused and on target. She is also a perfectionist and gets very upset when she doesn't do everything right the first time through. Kyle is very patient with her and encourages her to persevere. I don't think my daughter would have continued playing trumpet without the encouragement and enthusiasm Kyle has provided.
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