Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
About Philippe B.
I am a professional trumpet player and teacher of all levels. I have performed across the US, Canada, UK, and Europe with groups the likes of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Miami City Ballet, Naples Philharmonic, Southwest Florida Symphony, South Florida Symphony, the Aspen Music Festival, the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, the Henry Mancini Institute, the Dartington Music Festival in the UK. I also premiered a concerto for solo trumpet called Fanfares for the Apocalypse by Rome Prize winner, Ken Ueno which can be heard in my videos.
I have had the privilege of studying with some of the best trumpet teachers and players in the world. I earned my Doctorate in Trumpet Performance from the University of Miami. I have well over a decade of experience teaching trumpet at all levels including repertoire, technical help, and even chop rebuilds. I am familiar and have taught nearly all of the major pedagogical trumpet methods including Arban, Schlossberg, Stamp, Thompson, Franquin, Caruso, and of course, CIarke. I went through a major embouchure change in 2009 and have come from barely being able to play, to playing with professional groups and making a living as a trumpet player. I am proof that dedication and hard work do pay off and can result in a real career playing the trumpet, despite the odds.
As your teacher and guide, I will commit to seeing you succeed and provide you with the necessary tools to do so.
“…visionary and tireless trumpeter “ Edward Carroll
“Philippe is a person that sees no obstacle that cannot be overcome. In fact, he sees that obstacle as a play-toy to invent and to discover new innovations with creativity and aplomb.” Russell DeVuyst, former associate principal Montreal Symphony.
“Virtuosity was decidedly the order of the evening. . . .P. T. Barnum probably would have said that the ability to bear witness to such a breadth of skills would have made last night’s concert worth the price of admission. On the whole, I suspect I would have agreed with him.”
Stephen Smoliar, SF Classical Music Examiner
Phillipe is an amazing teacher. He was very patient and knowledgeable with helping me get started on the cornet. He is great with teaching beginners the basics and techniques to help succeed long term. I was able to play a few notes just after my lesson. I will definitely be taking more lessons with him because I am pleased. Thank you!Show More
Super knowledgeable about all things trumpet! Great teacher and performer
Philippe taught me for one year while I was a performance major at the University of Miami. I made more progress under his instruction than I did for the other 3 years of studies. He was able to instruct and assist me with problems I had been struggling with while under the instruction of a number of great teachers.Show More
Philippe has been a colleague of mine through graduate school and beyond. I have learned a tremendous amount from his experience and skills, and have both experienced his teaching abilities and seen the success he has had with many different students. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, highly accomplished, and extremely experienced trumpet teacher then look no further. Philippe represents the future of brass pedagogy, where a systematic approach to fundamentals triumphs over the traditional sink-or-swim model.Show More
Dr. P has been an amazing trumpet teacher for me. I saw him every Saturday for a year as part of a community arts program for private trumpet lessons. Dr. P started by figuring out what my goals were, as well as what my strengths and weaknesses on the trumpet were. He then went about crafting a customized course of study with weekly tweaks to help me get to where I wanted to go. He does not just assign work and send you out the door but helps figure out the best way for you to get the most out of your practice.Show More
Philippe is a top notch performer and teacher.
Washington DC Area
South Florida Symphony
Miami City Ballet: Opus One Orchestra
Southwest Florida Symphony
Henry Mancini Institute
University of Miami: Frost School of Music
California Institute of the Arts
McGill University, Schulich School of Music
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Frost School of Music
Aspen Music Festival