Trevor Kellum

Trevor K.

New Bedford, MA

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

Teaching since:
April 2004

A Berklee graduate and seasoned professional musician, Trevor has performed all over the Country with numerous acts. Venue's include Boston's Hatch Shell, Sculler's and Ryle's Jazz Clubs, Symphony Hall, Hyne's Convention Center, the Agganis Arena, New York City's Rockwood Music Hall, Highline Ballroom, as well as Connecticut's Foxwood casino Grand Ballroom, and Rhode Island's Twin River Casino Event Center. Trevor has had the pleasure to either work, rehearse, record, and or perform with big names such as Tower of Power, Ricky Minor, Greg Hopkins, Joe Lovano, Lin Biviano, Tiger Okoshi, Phil Wilson, American Idol finalist Erika Van Pelt, Amy Heideman and Nick Noonan of pop group Karmin, and many others. Currently Trevor is in constant travel around New York, New York City, and all of New England playing high end casinos, clubs, and function facilities with numerous acts. Trevor is available for hire involving live performances, studio projects, and private instruction.

*** Lesson Details ***
My first emphasis is on tone, sound projection, and pitch control. If you don't have a good sound and good presence, everything else is insignificant. After that is established, technique exercises are implemented in any and all styles that the student wishes to pursue. I prefer classical and jazz exercises for the saxophone. I expect my students to practice every day and "re-teach" themselves the knowledge and advice they receive from me. The REAL learning happens when you are all by yourself, realizing your mistakes and fixing them from within. I will show you how to go about doing this, but the student must be able to execute their goals on their own during the practice week. I am strict because I expect a lot out of my students. I also like to have fun! Don't forget that it is YOUR lesson. Whatever songs you want to learn, or if you want to sound like players you admire, let's go for it! Anything is possible!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Instruments: Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Keyboard. Also have two chairs, Music Stand, Instrument stands (2 Guitars, Keyboard, 3 Saxes, Flute and Clarinet.) Books and sheet music, Stereo Speakers, and audio library.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my instruments (Tenor, Alto, Soprano saxes, Bb Clarinet, guitar) I can also bring a music stand, sax stand, tuner, metronome, and all books. I highly recommend that the student owns all of these items just mentioned.

*** Specialties ***
I teach jazz, classical, funk, pop, rock, blues, and r&b styles on saxophones. On clarinet I teach classical and Jazz. I also teach electric and acoustic guitar. Styles for guitar include rock and roll, blues, rhythm and blues, and pop. I also teach vocal techniques, help with songwriting, and the full spectrum of music theory and improvisation.

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Trevor Kellum performing Paul Desmond's "Take Five" made famous by Dave Brubeck.  This was filmed at Harbor Day's Festival in Mattapoisett, MA 2011.
Photo by Trevor K.

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virginia B. Jun 27, 2013
Saxophone ·

talented musician and inspiring teacher

Trevor has been my sax teacher for more than two years. He is both fun and inspiring. I am definitely a better musician because of my lessons with him.

Trevor makes me work hard but understands when I need the lesson to slow down. My favorite part of each lesson is when we get to play the music together.

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