PJ Gartrell

PJ G.

Clive, IA
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We know that starting lessons is a big step and we want you to feel confident booking with us. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll help you find a new teacher or you can receive a refund for any unused lessons within the first year from the date of purchase.

Lesson Details

Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Take trumpet lessons from a real US Marine Corp Band musician! I’ve been playing trumpet for over 20 years, 4 of which I spent serving in the US Marine Corp Band. I cover a variety of styles from classical and marching, to jazz and improvisation. The techniques and tips will have you playing cleaner, with a better sound, and higher confidence. Improve your intonation, note reading and sight reading ability and scale knowledge. You’ll learn a wide variety of music theory do’s and don’t, as well as how to make the most out of your practice time.
See all subjects

PJ teaches

Loading-circle

About

PJ passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
PJ delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2018

Hello! My name is PJ. I was born and raised in Central Florida, and I’ve spent the last 3 years in Central Iowa with my partner Libby, and our lovely and talented 4 year old daughter, Janie Rose.

I have been a professional musician for almost 20 years, four of which I spent playing trumpet, guitar, bass, and singing in the US Marine Corp Band. For the last decade, I have made my living as a multi-instrumentalist and singer, entertaining thousands on stages across the country and around the world. Currently, I am the Entertainment Director at Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar in West Des Moines. Libby and I also have a private entertainment company called Epic Event Entertainment that provides live music for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, etc.

Each lesson plan is customized to cater to each student’s individual needs and goals. However some concepts apply to all students. Beginners will develop a solid foundation in basic musical concepts, including, but not limited to, how to read music, the circle of fifths, scales, chords, articulation, posture and breathing. Intermediate students will learn and employ advanced music theory concepts, modes, better sight reading, and improvisation.

+ Read More

Photos & Videos

Our family at Epcot 2018!

View
Here we are in Guffey, Colorado, while we were visiting Colorado Springs 2018.

View
Playing a wedding with my lady in the John Deere Ag building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

View

1 Review

Write a Review
Stacey Feb 19, 2019
Guitar · In home

My daughter said that PJ made her lesson fun and can’t wait for next week!

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: