Trent Bower

Trent B.

Los Angeles, CA

Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My lessons involve a mixture of technique, theory, and repertoire. In a beginner lesson for example, we will start with how to make chords, the names of each string and how they relate, and then eventually we'll choose a song to learn. It is important to me for my students to have fun during the lessons and work towards goals that they set for themselves.
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About

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

Teaching since:
2005

I have been teaching music for over a decade both privately and publicly. My degrees include a Bachelor's in Education and a Master's in Jazz Studies. I play drums, bass, guitar, piano, voice and am proficient in music production, theory, and composition. Additionally, I have professional experience in the music industry performing, touring, and recording. Recently, I finished touring with Taylor Swift on her 1989 World Tour.

Experience

Extended Day Teacher
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
ReNew Cultural Arts Academy

ReNew Cultural Arts Academy is a Public Elementary and Middle School chosen by the President's Committee as a Turnaround Arts School, I taught Music Production for an hour everyday to a class of 15 students (3-5 grade) as part of the extended day arts program. Students formed groups to write their own songs, perform and record them, and eventually produce CD's with all of their own music.

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Assistant Director
Aug 2012 - May 2013
New Orleans Jazz Institute's Saturday Music School

Saturday Music School is a free, once a week, music program that was created by Irvin Mayfield and New Orleans Jazz Institute in affiliation with The University of New Orleans. Students range from ages 5 to 17.
I worked for Saturday Music School as a Graduate Assistant at The University of New Orleans. I designed lesson plans for music theory classes, taught one on one and group drum lessons, directed the Beginning Band Ensemble, organized weekly activities, and assisted in administrative duties such as hiring of teachers.

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Education

Master's in Jazz Studies
Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
University of New Orleans
Bachelor's in Social Science Education
Aug 2006 - Dec 2010
University of Central Florida

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

First Aid and CPR
May 2008
American Red Cross

Photos & Videos

1st-3rd Grade World Music Class at KIPP Central City in New Orleans.

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Music Production Class at ISL Olivier Elementary School in New Orleans.

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Playing Bass for Vance Joy at Squamish Music Festival in Canada.

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Playing Drums for Vance Joy at MetLife Stadium opening for Taylor Swift.

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Playing Bass with Vance Joy on Good Morning America.
Playing Drums with Cole DeGenova at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood.
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3 Reviews

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Sam Jan 7, 2016
Drum · In home

I can't say enough good things about Trent as a teacher. Since I've been studying with him my skill on the kit has grown leaps and bounds!

Miriam Jan 7, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

Trent is an awesome instructor! His lessons are so fun that you don't even realize how much you're learning. I like that we get to work on the songs that I choose.

Miriam Jan 7, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

Trent is an awesome instructor! His lessons are so fun that you don't even realize how much you're learning. I like that we get to work on the songs that I choose.

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