Troy S. is a Disneyland musician, freelance trumpet player and music educator located in Orange Country, California. He is a popular choice for Weddings, Musicals, Church Services, Concert Performances, and Special Events. As an educator, Troy has had the opportunity to serve as a Brass Caption-Head, Trumpet Section Instructor, and Guest Artist at various high schools in the Greater Los Angeles Area including Fountain Valley High School, Edison High School, Eleanore Roosevelt High School, Marina High School, Portola High School, and Troy High School. In addition, he is currently on the faculty of the Huntington Beach School of Music as the Trumpet Instructor. Troy especially enjoys teaching students at the High School level and has helped his students nurture a lifelong passion for music. As a performer, Troy currently serves as a member of the Disneyland Band and as the Co-Principal Trumpet of Synesthesia Sinfonietta. He has also performed with the American Youth Symphony. As a freelancer, he has appeared in venues that include: the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Segerstrom Concert Hall, L'église de la Madeleine, the Chateau de Chantilly, Bovard Auditorium, Royce Hall, the Clayes Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, Meng Concert Hall, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Ramo Recital Hall, the Reno Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, and at the Disneyland Resort as well as many theaters, churches, and schools. Troy completed his Masters in Trumpet Performance at the University of Southern California under the instruction of Thomas Hooten and Jennifer Marotta. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelors in Trumpet Performance from California State University, Fullerton where he studied with Barry Perkins and Malcolm McNab. In addition, Troy has studied extensively with Rudy Arevalos. When not playing trumpet Troy enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, solving puzzles, hiking, and writing autobiographical information in the third person.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2011
MM Trumpet Performance
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Troy is absolutely amazing! He is so kind and understanding. He walked my son through every step and provides updates and suggestions frequently. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone.
Working with Troy was great. More than your money's worth. He did a good job diagnosing embouchure / air flow / sound issues via webcam and working me through a variety of exercises from scales to interval exercises to rhythm practice including lip buzzing and lip bends, as well as other techniques to help me raise my range. He was also helpful in heading off bad habits and giving suggestions for things to work on. He was responsive when I asked to reschedule a lesson for later on and working around different schedules. Would highly recommend.
Troy is an amazing trumpet teacher! My son really enjoys working with him, and he's now one of the more successful trumpet players in his band thanks to Troy.