Music began for me extremely young ( age 4 ) first with piano, then with trumpet and saxophone. During High School my specialty changed to Trumpet and focused on that instrument.
During my time playing I have enjoyed being a section leader and playing for many great ensembles that bridged many genres including Classical, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Blues, Pop, as well as Orchestral.
My teachers have included many trumpet professionals including Malcolm Mcnab, Barry Perkins, Rudy Arevalos and Dave Evans.
I have made the focus of my life music and I love playing and teaching music and I love meeting new people.
*** Lesson Details ***
I am a current enrolled Trumpet Performance student at CSUF and I perform with some of the top ensembles in the school. I have taught lessons with all ages ranging from age 5 to age 62. My experience with trumpet is extensive and I am ready to help you with any aspect of your playing no matter if it's range, endurance, flexibility, literature, or anything else! I have also taught instruments other than trumpet including French Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, and Tuba.
All of my lessons are individually tailored to fit the student that I work with so it is hard to let you know exactly what to expect. My teaching style also may slightly change depending on my students age, activity, and attention level. Expect to learn the fundamentals first (but in an interesting way like playing duets or tunes instead of just exercises), then moving on to more advanced techniques.
I can help with school based literature and assignments for your music classes to help you be the first chair in your band!
Some methods you may expect to see me use are: Arban, Stamp (done correctly), Schlossberg, Clark, and many etude books just to name a few.
All in all I am a fun teacher who loves working with anyone to help them improve on whatever they need and want to improve on!
*** Specialties ***
I can play any style and teach any including Broadway musical book type performance. I do specialize some in classical performance.