Steve Leopold

Steve L.

Clairton, PA
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Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have been playing the trumpet since 1971. I have performed in elementary, high school, and college bands. I have performed in junior and senior drum and bugle corps. I performed in the U. S. Army Band for three years. I am a certified music teacher and I have taught music in public schools for 27 years. I am recently retired and have flexible hours. Trumpet is my primary instrument but I am comfortable teaching any band or orchestra instrument.
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About

Steve delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
1990

Hi! I am a recently retired band director. Although my primary instrument is trumpet, I am comfortable teaching any band or orchestra instrument. I can help you further your skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. I teach any level student from beginners through intermediate and advanced students.

Experience

Music Teacher
Jul 1999 - Jun 2017
Brentwood Borough School District

I taught instrumental music (band) grades 4 through 12 including elementary school small group lessons and band, middle school bands, high school concert, marching, and jazz bands, high school chorus, and middle school general music.

Music Teacher
Jul 1990 - Jun 1999
Baldwin-Whitehall School District

I taught elementary school instrumental music lessons (orchestra) and general music, middle school band and general music, and high school marching band.

Bandsman - Trumpet Player
Jul 1985 - Apr 1988
113th U. S. Army Band, Fort Knoox, KY

I performed graduation ceremonies, military events, civilian concerts, and funeral details.

Education

Master of Music Education
Jan 2011 - May 2013
Boston University Online
Bachelor of Music
Aug 1987 - May 1990
West Virginia University
Bachelor of Arts
Aug 1981 - Aug 1987
West Virginia University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

PA Teaching Certificate - Music K-12
May 1990
PA Dept. of Educatin

Awards

Man of the Year
Feb 2004
VFW Post 1810

Affiliations

National Association for Music Edcuation
Aug 1999

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. 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. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

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Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
Aug 1999

PMEA is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 4,500 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education, NAfME.

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