Steve Strand
Stillwater, MN
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Steve Strand

Steve S.

Stillwater, MN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I bring 42 years of experience as a performer and teacher to my lessons.
What I have learned in the world of performing I incorporate into my lessons, always based on the personal needs and goals of each individual. All are different and deserve the personal tailoring of their education to fit their needs. I use recorded materials as examples and as accompaniments as well as have materials both printed and other available to be shared with the student. I like to touch on all styles of music and at all levels. The student will learn breathing techniques, tone development, finger and articulation techniques, range development, improvisation, melodic interpretation, jazz study, and much more. There will even be music and trumpet history mixed in on occasion.
Mostly it's about enjoyment of trumpet and music and how our lives are enriched by them. Lessons in music are lessons in life.

About Steve S.

Performing and teaching since 1978, Steve has performed and toured with artists such as Prince, Cory Wong, Vulfpeck, Doc Severinsen Big Band, Larry Graham, Carmen Electra, Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Bolton, Frankie Valli, B J Thomas, Trisha Yearwood, Burt Bacharach, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Tony Bennett, Wayne Newton and Johnny Mathis, and in pit show Orchestras at the Ordway, Orpheum, Carlton Celebrity room, and State theaters. Also performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Pops Orchestra, Minnesota Sinfonia and Lorie Line’s Pop Chamber Orchestra. Steve has also had appearances on MTV, MTV Europe and the Arsenio Hall Show.

His recordings include Prince, Hornheads, Cory Wong, Baby Face, Mandy Moore, The Jonas Brothers, Chaka Kahn, Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone) and Carmen Electra. Commercial jingle projects include BMW, Cadillac, Holiday Inn Express, Target, CNN, CBS, Kare 11 News, WCCO 4 News, TNN Sports, ESPN, Minnesota Wild themes, Atlanta Thrashers themes, Minnesota Twins, Purina, Skippy Peanut Butter plus many others.

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Experience

Studio recording musician
Apr 1979 - Present

various studios freelance

Many record, jingle, movie etc... projects

Private Trumpet instruction
Jan 1978 - Present

Trumpethead

I've always taught privately through the years and enjoy sharing what I've learned.

Freelance jobbing musician
Jan 1978 - Present

Twin Cities area

Theater Pit Orchestras
Jan 1978 - Present

Ordway, Orpheum, State

Various freelance pit orchestra for shows and productions

Lead Trumpet Prince and the New Power Generation
Nov 1990 - Apr 2016

NPG

Regular touring, recording and on call recording/performing early and mid 90's and on and off recording/performing until April 2016

Minnesota Pops Orchestra
Jan 1980 - Jan 1982

Minnesota Orchestral

Trumpet section

Education

Trumpet Performance
Sep 1978 - May 1982

University of Minnesota

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