Tom Flynn Jr.

Tom F.

Holmes, PA
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Lesson Details

Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My lessons cover all the fundamental aspects of trumpet playing, including tone production and quality, articulation and rhythm, pitch and note accuracy, and style. Additionally, I want to push students to be not only better trumpet players, but better musicians with a finer knowledge of broader musical concepts as well as ensemble and performance etiquette and standards. I am experienced in all styles-- I play a lot of classical trumpet, but I love to play jazz as well, and I can also coach students to success in their school ensembles and in auditions for district bands or colleges. Most importantly, I want to know what kind of music you like to play, and I want to help you play that music and get better at it! Trumpet is fun, and it should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience!
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About

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Tom delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
2016

I am an upper level music education student at Christopher Newport University, where I enjoy playing in the University Wind Ensemble, Big Band, Concert Band, and athletic bands. I can very easily relate to the experiences that students have in school band programs-- I was there not long ago!-- but my 11 years of studies in trumpet, including under Dr. Kelly Rossum and Prof. Adam Gandolfo of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra while at CNU, provide me with advanced knowledge of trumpet performance. I can help you with district band or college auditions, any school music you may be playing, and most importantly building up your fundamental ability on the instrument. I have studied all types of trumpet playing, but I most enjoy playing with the trumpet section in the CNU Jazz Ensemble, playing the music of swing-era stars like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Miller. I'm also a devoted Bruce Springsteen fan and love rock and roll! I want to help students develop into excellent trumpet players, but I also want you to play the music that you want to play. I believe music is a personal journey for each of us, and if there is something that you are searching for on your journey, I want to help you find it! Music should be fun and rewarding, and you should play things you enjoy!

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Experience

4th Trumpet, Section Leader
Aug 2016 - Present
CNU Jazz Ensemble

Two years of experience in various genres of Big Band music, plus musical and logistical responsibilities within the trumpet section, including planning and running section rehearsals.

2nd Trumpet
Jan 2016 - Present
CNU University Band

High-level collegiate concert band experience, playing the most notable and established band works as well as world premieres or new pieces and everything in between.

Education

Masters of the Arts in Teaching, Music Education
Aug 2015 - Present
Christopher Newport University
Bachelors of Music, Instrumental Music Education
Aug 2015 - Present
Christopher Newport University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Aug 2016

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.

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Kappa Kappa Psi
Apr 2016

Founded on the campus of Oklahoma State University on November 27, 1919, Kappa Kappa Psi is a guiding light with which band students can grow, learn, and develop themselves and their band programs. Kappa Kappa Psi is an organization of opportunity and quality, brimming with historic, well-developed leadership and membership programming that students use to become great leaders, better band members and better adapted young adults prepared for what lies ahead of them.

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International Trumpet Guild
Feb 2016

The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.

Photos & Videos

Playing with the CNU Jazz Ensemble and the US Army Training and Doctrine Command Jazz Orchestra.

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Post-concert with the CNU Wind Ensemble.

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2 Reviews

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Kennedy May 1, 2018
Trumpet · In studio

I had a great experience taking lessons from Tom. He is very personable and easy to be around, and he's got awesome knowledge of trumpet and teaching. Very highly recommend for students of any skill level.

Malorie Apr 10, 2018
Trumpet · In studio

Loved taking lessons from Tom! He is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. You can tell music is his passion and wants his students to enjoy their experience with it, wherever it takes them. Highly recommend if you're looking for trumpet lessons!

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