Miles McAllister

Miles M.

Fullerton, CA

Lesson Details



Miles delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2006

Miles McAllister is a Southern California-based performer and educator. He is a member of the nationally and internationally touring brass quintet Presidio Brass ( He is also 3rd trumpet of the Santa Barbara Symphony and a member of the Disneyland Band at the Disneyland Resort. Miles is an active freelance performer and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, Pacific Chorale, Long Beach Symphony, San Diego Symphony and Pops, New West Symphony, California Philharmonic, Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Philharmonic, Golden State Pops Orchestra, San Bernardino Symphony, Pacific Brass Ensemble, and many other groups throughout Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and the Inland Empire.

He can be heard on Star Wars: Rogue One, Star Trek: Discovery, American Dad and True Believers: The Stan Lee Story. From 2011-2013, he played lead trumpet for Carnival Cruise Lines in numerous showbands performing in their full-scale production shows and live variety sets. He appeared as a soloist with the Redlands Symphony where he performed the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto and at the Redlands Bowl Festival performing the Haydn Trumpet Concerto. He has also performed with Persian pop singer Shahkar, Mannheim Steamroller, Chris Botti, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

He earned his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance at California State University Fullerton in 2015 and graduated from the University of Redlands in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance.

As an educator, Miles is energetic and keeps lessons positive, varied, and always with a goal in mind. There is a constant emphasis on building fundamentals and using those as a foundation for making great music. Not everyone learns the same way so it is his aim to be adaptable to the student's needs to help them understand and process the concepts behind good trumpet playing. He has taught all ages and skill levels, privately and in group settings, and can be a valuable asset in helping you achieve your musical pursuits. Three of his recent students have been placed as the principal trumpet in the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra and one was placed in the Claremont Intermezzo Youth Orchestra. He has also had students go on to earn generous music scholarships for college at well-respected institutions.

*** Lesson Details ***
Miles has taught all ages, ranging from fourth graders to retirees, and all skill levels from beginners to those preparing for college auditions.

Skills covered include everything needed to play the trumpet successfully. Sound, projection, reading, technique, flexibility, repertoire, and range can all be developed if the student earnestly wants to take the time to develop them. A practice regimen is designed for each individual student depending on their strengths, weaknesses, and goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
- music and method books
- music stand and chairs
- tuner and metronome
- student must bring own instrument and mouthpiece

*** Specialties ***
My main area of performance is classical/orchestral music. I also have experience playing full-time in a commercial setting (i.e. pit/Broadway, rock, and lead playing).

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Section Substitute/Extra
Jun 2017 - Present
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Section Substitute/Extra
Nov 2015 - Present
Pacific Symphony

Trumpet Performer
Jul 2015 - Present
Presidio Brass

Presidio Brass is an acclaimed nationally and internationally touring brass quintet that has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment by combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements.

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Trumpet Performer
Jun 2015 - Present
Disneyland Band

Section Substitute
Apr 2015 - Present
San Diego Symphony

Jul 2014 - Present
California Philharmonic

3rd Trumpet
Feb 2014 - Present
Santa Barbara Symphony

Section/Principal Substitute
Feb 2014 - Present
Golden State Pops Orchestra

Section Substitute
May 2011 - Present
San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra

Section Substitute
May 2011 - Present
Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra

Principal/Section Substitute
Sep 2007 - Present
Redlands Symphony Orchestra

Principal Trumpet
Sep 2014 - May 2015
American Youth Symphony

Toy Soldier
Oct 2013 - Jan 2015
Disneyland's "A Christmas Fantasy" Parade

2nd Trumpet
Sep 2013 - May 2014
American Youth Symphony

Lead/Solo Trumpet
Sep 2011 - Feb 2013
Carnival Cruise Lines

played live sets and production shows aboard many ships in Carnival fleet.


M.M. Trumpet Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015
California State University Fullerton
B.M. Trumpet Performance
Sep 2007 - May 2011
University of Redlands


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Young Artist Competition Winner
Jul 2011
Redlands Bowl Association
Concerto Competition
Jun 2011
Antelope Valley Symphony and Master Chorale
Performer's Award
May 2011
University of Redlands School of Music
Concerto Competition Grand Prize Winner
Nov 2010
University of Redlands School of Music
Young Artist Competition Finalist
Jul 2010
Redlands Bowl Association
Theodore Presser Endowed Scholarship
May 2010
Theodore Presser Foundation/University of Redlands School of Music
Concerto Competition Finalist
Nov 2009
University of Redlands School of Music
Sophomore Honor Award
May 2009
University of Redlands School of Music
Concerto Competition Finalist
Nov 2008
University of Redlands School of Music
Freshman Honor Award
May 2008
University of Redlands School of Music


American Federation of Musicians
Jun 2013

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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Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2011

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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Billy B. Nov 6, 2013
Trumpet ·

Great teacher

I come in every time learning something new and useful in my career to pursue trumpet. He is a great person to talk to and very friendly. There are no interruptions in the learning environment also.

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