Luther A. Blackwell Jr.

Luther A. B.

Bridgeport, CT
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Lesson Details

Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player.
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About

Luther A. passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Luther A. delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 1980

Mr. Blackwell unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Around Arts Initiative he is the Executive Director and Program Director of Blackwell's School of Music and Film and Minister of Music Director for New Hope Missionary Baptist Youth Singers.

Experience

Executive Director and Instructor
Sep 2012 - Present
Blackwell's School of Music and Film

Teaching piano, violin, ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, drums, voice and music and film production.

Education

Jazz Studies
Aug 1979 - May 1980
University of Bridgeport
Jazz Studies
Aug 1978 - May 1979
Berklee School of Music, Boston, Mass.
3 years program Voice and Jazz Studies
Aug 1976 - May 1978
Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio Music Major

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Safe Environment Certificate of Training
Jun 2016
The Diocese Of Bridgeport Catholic Church

Virtus Protecting God's Children for Adults

IRS Tax Professional
Dec 2014
IRS

Professional Tax Prepare

Awards

Father of the Year
Jun 2016
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Photos & Videos

Music played and sung by music students from BLACKWELL'S SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND FILM.
R&B Recording Artist Denzel Williams is my voice student.

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DJ Tony Crush aka DJ Tony Tone of The Legendary Cold Crush Brothers

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Connecticut Gospel Showcase with your host Big-T Hardy of WDJZ 1530 AM

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Voice Students and Recording Artist O.W.S "Rain Drops"

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Student Warren Richards hosting Ray Charles 80th Celebration with Ray Charles Jr. and Dr. Georgia Day.
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35 Reviews

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Keith W. Nov 26, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Luther is an awesome teacher. There are no shortcuts with learning music, despite what the Internet may say. Luther will take you down a path that, with commitment and practice, you will gain the skills to play any style. He will help you master proper fundamentals that can be built on. He has years of experience, and a proven methodology of teaching that will benefit anyone who will apply it.

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April C. Nov 6, 2018
Vocal Training · In home

Excellent quality and friendly teacher. Couldn't be more pleased!

Joseph & Tich Oct 4, 2018
Piano · In home

We are so delighted to have Luther teaching our girls the piano. Our eldest who is 7 has played for a while but we are really seeing a huge impact with his instruction. She is more excited to learn and even goes independently now to practice on her own in the middle of the week, which was really never the case and she really loved her last teacher of two years. After just 3 lessons ( with a gap in between the first two) we can see she has progressed more than she has in 6 months of weekly lessons. The thing that we really love is that he is not just there to make a dollar, and he does not want to waste your money and will give it to you straight! You couldn't ask for more! OUr youngest was so impressed now even she is showing an interest in the piano and she took over the second lesson and now we have gotten the 4 year old started as well. Very satisfied customers already. Looking forward to an awesome year!

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Riley Sep 24, 2018
Piano · In home

Mr. Blackwell is a terrific teacher. I was surprised at how much my 6 year-old son learned in his first lesson. He is very much looking forward to his next session!

Ilan Jul 23, 2018
Cello · Online

Mr. Blackwell has taken the time to sent practice recordings which have been very helpful. I like that he is focusing on ensuring my son is learning the basics.

Virginia J. Jun 10, 2018
Piano · In home

Me Blackwell is an exceptionally good teacher. 5 lessons in and my twin boys and I, who are all learning, are thoroughly enjoying our lessons.

Brian Gee May 4, 2018
Bass Guitar · In studio

There is not enough that I can say about Mr. Blackwell's teaching. Under his instructions, I have learned not only to play the bass by ear, but also I am able to read and understand music theory. Mr. Blackwell constantly challenges you to go further with every lesson. The best part of the class is the jam sessions! I love playing songs being the lead at times and a support to the band. I can't wait to play with our lead guitarist Michael. If you are looking for a music instructor, I highly recommend that you check out Mr. Blackwell!

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O’Deillia Apr 5, 2018
Guitar · In studio

It’s important when you’re investing in yourself that you get what you pay for. Every time I leave class, I leave with something. Something new, something fun, and full of knowledge. He takes time to understand his students and he really works with you and makes sure you don’t leave class until you have it down packed.

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Jalice Mar 18, 2018
Piano · In studio

Luther is very nice and easy to work with. He’s patient and not to mention extremely talented.

Blevie MEYIA Lucchesi Mar 4, 2018
Singing · In studio

First class and I already learned a lot

Michael DeAngelis Feb 27, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Without a doubt Luther knows music and multiple disciplines from singing to guitar and beyond including being great at humming a tune during my lesson, it helps tremendously to hear the hymn to the chosen lesson song.

Although I'm musically deaf from years of listening to Rock and Roll I'm managing to re-learn guitar from my younger years. Should not have given it up at such a young age but Luther is pushing me to continue, Mr Dudley would be proud! Can't stop now! Brian is counting on me to play lead in "The Band"

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Solon Feb 25, 2018
Piano · In home

Luther is a fantastic teacher with experience in dozens of genres and instruments. Patient, knowledgeable, disciplined, flexible, and friendly, he works with you on whatever you bring to the table. He assigns reasonable tasks for each lesson to methodically get you to where you want to be, on any instrument. I've had many jazz piano teachers before, and Luther's approach is by far my favorite. He takes an active role in lessons, overseeing guided practice exercises and showing you how to sustain your own musical progress down the road. Don't think twice!

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B Feb 17, 2018
Bass Guitar · In studio

Mr. Blackwell is an outstanding music teacher! With the method he uses to teach, the student will not only be able to master playing the instrument but they will also be able to read music. I am an older student who has never even touched a bass and in a matter of weeks I have been able to play songs under the instructions of Mr. Blackwell. Bravo to him and his teaching method!

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William B Feb 16, 2018
Singing · In studio

Luther is a great teacher and coach . He will teach and you will look forward to doing the exercises . He does not waste time He is prepared . You will work while having fun you will improve. He has a warm engaging manner . He is patient while helping you stretch your skills . I wished I started with him earlier .

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Richard Feb 13, 2018
Guitar · In studio

I am an adult learner with substantial time commitments, so things do not come to me as easy as they do for younger people. Mr. Blackwell totally understands this and uses a teaching method, that while challenging, it is not overwhelming. He also covers all the bases like sight reading, theory and improvisation, as well as a broad array is different styles of music. I really enjoy my lessons and my playing has greatly improved.

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Angela D. Jan 27, 2018
Trumpet · In studio

I have two children in lessons with Mr. Luther, and I am actually able to hear his teaching from a different room. I am very impressed with what he's done for both children in such a short time. His personality is wonderful. The kids love him! He's gentle, kind, and so very talented. I look forward to great things happening for my kids. He's definitely found his calling, and it reflects in his teaching! So fortunate to have found him!

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Steven .. Dec 11, 2017
Trumpet · Online

Megan Nov 6, 2017
Singing · In studio

Luther does a great job working with my 10 year old daughter. He’s teaching her everything she needs to know about reading and singing music.

Allison Sep 30, 2017
Clarinet · In home

Luther is an amazing teacher. He is very kind and knowledgeable. I look forward to our next lesson!

Yasin Jul 1, 2017
Piano · In studio

Had a great time, felt comfortable and am looking forward to my future lessons. Luther is great!

Wilmary R. May 17, 2017
Singing · In studio

Luther made me feel very comfortable. I was able to follow his direction without having any prior musical training.

Monica Mar 24, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Luther is a fantastic teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable, mulit talented and good with kids of all ages. He is teaching our 17 year old guitar and 12 year old the saxaphone. We highly recommend him.

Marilyn Mar 23, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Luther is a kind, patient and very knowledgeable vocal coach with many years of experience! I learned so much during my first lesson. Im looking forward to many more lessons!

Bryton S. Feb 4, 2017
Saxophone · In studio

The lesson was great my son really enjoyed it. He's looking forward to the next one.

Angel T. Nov 15, 2016
Guitar · In home

Great teacher! Very patient with beginners!

Jack G. Sep 7, 2016
Saxophone · In studio

Very personable and attentive to problems; diagnosed needs well!

Jack G. Sep 7, 2016
Saxophone · In studio

Very personable and attentive to problems; diagnosed needs well!

Anna W. Aug 19, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Most awesome lesson. Great teacher!

Sammy M. Feb 12, 2016
Trombone · In studio

Great Man..Great Teacher.. :)

Sam Mendez Feb 4, 2016
Trombone · In studio

Absolutely a joy . Looking forward to more lessons. Thanks Luther!

Denzel Sep 20, 2015
Vocal Training · In home

Very positive instructor. Gives constructive criticism and has made noticeable changes in my vocal abilities

Karen Sep 14, 2015
Piano · In home

As an adult, I had previously taken piano/keyboard lessons prior to meeting Mr. Blackwell. He is very patient, teaches at a comfortable pace, gives a reasonable amount of homework (assignments can easily be completed between lessons) and has a gentle spirit. You would be fortunate to have him as an instructor.

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Warren R. Sep 14, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

Very intuitive in identifying a students strengths and weaknesses. Very patient and detail oriented, look no further.

Brandon Sep 14, 2015
Saxophone · In studio

Very knowledgeable ,careing,and intuitive

Marsha Sep 14, 2015
Vocal Training · In home

Wonderful vocal coach, so many people notice how strong my vocal range became after working with Mr . Blackwell

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