Rick Broadwell
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Rick Broadwell

Rick B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I first picked up the trumpet in the 4th grade. I’ve spent a lifetime learning the instrument, making a living playing it, teaching others to play it. Now I’d like to help you.

Hi I'm Rick and in your lesson you will learn:

The fundamentals of good trumpet playing. You will learn not just what to practice, but how to practice. I will help you with breathing and how to use your air effectively. You will learn how to develop a great sound - your sound. I will help you improve your range, flexibility, and endurance. You will develop new skills, build on your existing ones, learn new songs, and have more fun playing trumpet.

When we first meet, I will want to hear you play - just to see where your playing is at - and we’ll talk - do you have specific goals?, what do you want to learn? This will give us a good starting point.

I welcome students of all ages and abilities, from absolute beginner to aspiring professional. Schedule your lesson now. I offer a wide variety of booking days and times to accommodate everyone's schedule. I hope to see you soon. - Rick

About Rick B.

Rick has worked as a professional trumpet player and instructor for over 30 years. He plays 1st trumpet in the Royal Hawaiian Band and has backed up great artists such as Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, and Johnny Mathis, and has played with award winning National Touring shows like “Wicked” and “The Book of Mormon”. From 1996 thru 1999, he was the music director for St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Honolulu. Rick studied music at Pasadena City College, The Manhattan School of Music, and The University of Hawaii.


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Rick is an outstanding trumpet player and teacher. Highly recommended...

Posted Jan 14, 2021
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I met Rick over 25 years ago when I moved to Honolulu while touring with Paul Anka. Rick and I became fast friends and played many jobs together ranging from classical to big band to Broadway to backing up the Temptations and Johnny Mathis. His wide range of experience across all styles of trumpet playing would be a huge asset to any student. His easygoing demeanor is a plus for being a great teacher.

Posted Jan 12, 2021
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After touring with Tom Jones for ten years, I moved to Hawaii, where I met Rick. Many times for many years, we would practice together. During those sessions, we would critique and discuss each others' playing. Rick was always very good at assessing what I was doing, and was consistently able to put into words what I needed to hear. We were in essence, giving each other lessons, and I gained a lot from Rick's expertise.

Posted Jan 11, 2021

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National Association for Music Education
Jan 2009
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
American Federation of Musicians
Jul 1988
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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