Phil Norris

Phil N.

Perris, CA
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Lesson Details

Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Phil Norris has been teaching trumpet since 1983. He teaches the physical side of the trumpet as well as the musical side. The trumpet, being one of the most physically grueling instruments, demands this. He gives a customized routine for the student to do at home and he also helps with those who are having embouchure problems, whether they’ve developed a bad habit or have had to deal with braces.
On the musical side, Phil teaches jazz improv, big band lead, how to play in a rock horn section, and even classical style. Of course reading music and helping with the student’s school material is also focused on.
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About

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

Teaching since:
1983

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in embouchure development and the physical side of playing a trumpet first. Of course I teach music too and help with a students' school band music,etc.

Experience

Trumpet Teacher
Jan 1983 - Present
Phil Norris Pro Trumpet Lessons

Been teaching trumpet students since 1983 and playing since 1967.

Affiliations

The Kingsmen Drum & Bugle Corps
Oct 2005

To create performing arts programs which enrich the lives of young people through our commitment to the achievement of performance excellence. This commitment combined with participation in competitive Drum & Bugle Corps activities creates an educational environment where young people learn the important values of dedication, self-discipline, self-confidence, character and achievement. With this unique experience, our young people carry these key values back into the community.

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Photos & Videos

Phil Plays Rafael Mendez' "La Virgin de la Macarena" with the Long Beach Junior Concert Band.
Tears of Joy R&B and oldies band.  Great arrangements and full horn section!
Platinum Groove 12 piece version.
Performing with the "Highwayman Show".  A country band that utilizes us trumpeters for a few songs like Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire".
Performing and portraying Louie Prima with Randy Caputo's "Legends" Showband.
Zoot Suit Revue, jump swing band late 90's early 2000's.   We have a CD out called "Bold Borrowed and New".
Colour My World, Chicago Tribute Band's main promo video, shot in Las Vegas.
Modeling gig for Fisher Stereo print ad

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Left Coast horn section with the "Rockin' Thru the Years" Rock and Roll review show.  I was also co-writer of the charts.
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6 Reviews

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Dana Mar 21, 2019
Trumpet · In studio

My son has been a trumpet student with Phil Norris for the past 3 years. I am very pleased with the instruction. Phil continues to work with Alex to improve his embouchure through various lip exercises and slurs. Also, works on diaphragm strength through various exercise. Alex is one of the top trumpet players at his school as a freshman. His range and tone has dramatically improved since working with Phil. Phil is fun and engaging as well. I highly recommend Phil to anyone looking for a competent and skilled music instructor.

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Greg Mar 16, 2019
Trumpet · In studio

I took lessons from Phil for 3 years
and played alongside him on a few gigs. Phil is the real deal. He can scream high notes, low notes, and everything in between. He can help you get results.

Gary Mar 16, 2019
Trumpet · In studio

I have been taking lessons from Phil for almost two years. He is very patient making the student feel comfortable. He is not harshly critical. Just gives good feedback. He is a master of appropriately challenging the student. At times he will play along with me which I find helpful. If I miss a lesson he gives me make up lessons. His rates are more than fair. I highly recommend Phil for trumpet instruction.

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Richard Mar 16, 2019
Trumpet · In studio

Teaches both technique and jazz lessons. Uses his personal musical experiences to teach his students which range from beginners to adult. He is a very personable guy and easy to deal with. Teaches from Clarke, Gordon, Pappy Mitchell, & Chas Collin etudes and weaves in his own Bob Valli instructional experiences. After having a triple bypass surgery, I was able to hit E's above high C after about a few months of instruction from Phil. He is also a phenomenal performer and one should always take the time to see him perform at one of his gigs. Loved playing the pop or TV tunes he always gives to his students.

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Donna Mar 15, 2019
Trumpet · In studio

Phil is a wonderful trumpet teacher. My son loves trumpet and Phil makes the lessons and practice sessions fun and engaging!

Wendy Mar 15, 2019
Trumpet · Online

I love Phil! I played trumpet in high school and college. Then life got busy and I did not play again for more than 20 years. I wanted to go back to playing, but who does adult lessons? No one is the answer. I found Phil and he helped me renew my passion for playing. I took lessons in person and then when I moved out of state they continued online. He took me seriously as an adult female trumpet player, but was also a lot of fun to take lessons from. This guy knows trumpet inside out and backwards! He was always patient with me and struggles with my lessons. He helped me work around my busy schedule and life. I don’t care where you live or what past teachers have been like seek this man out and improve your skills tremendously!

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