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Steve I.
Denver, Colorado
Be you on the Horn!
Students will only play away from lessons if it's fun for them. I am not a traditional teacher, though I was taught by traditional means. We will get YOU to where YOU want to be as a performer, not what everyone else wants you to be. My name is Steve Illich. I have performed on my Trumpet professionally for 34 years. I achieved my first paid gig at the age of 17. Whether you want to just appreciate the instrument, play in school band, accompany the trapeze act at the circus, play in a horn section behind Kendrick Lamar, or appear on Jimmy Fallon: I'm the teacher that can get you there. We will learn from what YOU enjoy playing! Endless exercise books are great for fundamentals, but they are dry and boring. I'm a firm believer that you can learn, with the right guidance from playing just about anything. As long as you play! Playing more, makes you better. Period. Full-Stop. You won't play if you're not enjoying it! I will always be proud to call myself your teacher. Because of what YOU choose to accomplish.
About Steve I.

Started Trumpet - 1977, All-State Texas 2 years (Wind Ensemble and Jazz), Attended Crane Music School, Potsdam NY 1989. Joined USAF Band 1990 and toured for 5 years. Studied with Ron Miles 1994-97. Joined Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Sammy Mayfield as lead Trumpet in 1997. Have played with USAF Bands of the East and Golden West. Have performed with (among others, a long list), The Blues Brothers, Sammy Mayfield, Solomon Burke, Maceo Parker, Rebirth Brass Band, Head For the Hills, Filthy Children, Parliament Funkadelic, Frank Stallone, Arturo Sandoval, Matt Guitar Murphy, Disco Floyd, Lew Soloff, Wynton Marsalis, Ron Miles, Tivoli Club Brass Band, and Reptiles and Samurai, etc...etc. I will teach YOU to perform at any level, with whomever you wish to perform with, or as a solo Artist!

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Steve I.
Denver, Colorado
Be you on the Horn!
Students will only play away from lessons if it's fun for them. I am not a traditional teacher, though I was taught by traditional means. We will get YOU to where YOU want to be as a performer, not what everyone else wants you to be. My name is Steve Illich. I have performed on my Trumpet professionally for 34 years. I achieved my first paid gig at the age of 17. Whether you want to just appreciate the instrument, play in school band, accompany the trapeze act at the circus, play in a horn section behind Kendrick Lamar, or appear on Jimmy Fallon: I'm the teacher that can get you there. We will learn from what YOU enjoy playing! Endless exercise books are great for fundamentals, but they are dry and boring. I'm a firm believer that you can learn, with the right guidance from playing just about anything. As long as you play! Playing more, makes you better. Period. Full-Stop. You won't play if you're not enjoying it! I will always be proud to call myself your teacher. Because of what YOU choose to accomplish.
About Steve I.

Started Trumpet - 1977, All-State Texas 2 years (Wind Ensemble and Jazz), Attended Crane Music School, Potsdam NY 1989. Joined USAF Band 1990 and toured for 5 years. Studied with Ron Miles 1994-97. Joined Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Sammy Mayfield as lead Trumpet in 1997. Have played with USAF Bands of the East and Golden West. Have performed with (among others, a long list), The Blues Brothers, Sammy Mayfield, Solomon Burke, Maceo Parker, Rebirth Brass Band, Head For the Hills, Filthy Children, Parliament Funkadelic, Frank Stallone, Arturo Sandoval, Matt Guitar Murphy, Disco Floyd, Lew Soloff, Wynton Marsalis, Ron Miles, Tivoli Club Brass Band, and Reptiles and Samurai, etc...etc. I will teach YOU to perform at any level, with whomever you wish to perform with, or as a solo Artist!

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 1988

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Teaches ages 5+

Speaks {{languages}}

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Instructor details
Trumpet
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Rose Court
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$38
45 minutes
$57
60 minutes
$75
90 minutes
$113
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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