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Vince T.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Take trumpet lessons with an expert and experienced teacher of 23 years
The trumpet is one of the most demanding yet rewarding instruments. A dominant voice in classical and jazz; the trumpet can be a section or solo instrument. Vince began playing trumpet in 1998. He attended lessons at elementary school. Vince soon won principle chair in school ensembles; later with select county and state wide ensembles. He competed in annual solo competitions performing classical and jazz trumpet throughout middle and high school. In 2003, Vince began studying trumpet privately with Mark Klose; later with John Maguda. Vince primarily studied from methods including Arban's Complete Conservatory Method, Schlossberg's Daily Drills and Technical Studies, Clarke's Technical Studies, and Stamp's Warm-Ups & Studies. Vince also studied classical solo repertoire by by Hindemith, Haydn, and Kennan among others. While cultivating classical foundation, Vince developed jazz chops by listening, transcribing, and studying many jazz greats including Louis Armstrong, Clifford Brown, Donald Byrd, Miles Davis, and Maynard Ferguson. Vince continued studying trumpet through undergraduate and graduate college with Rebecca Coupe Franks, Dennis Wasko, and John Swana. Vince has also attended master classes held by Matt Gallagher, Craig Morris, Claudio Roditi, Randy Brecker, Malcolm McNab, Scott Holbert, Bijon Watson, Jeff Curnow, and Alison Balsom. Vince is a strong improviser, which has served him well in the commercial music scene. He is a frequent performer with cover and original bands. In the recording studio, Vince often lends his horns to a wide variety of genres including pop, indie, surf-rock, ambient, and soul. Vince is an all around trumpet player and soloist; he doubles on other brass instruments including flugelhorn, cornet, slide trumpet, and mellophone. At his home teaching studio he has many brass instruments as well as a library of method books and repertoire.
About Vince T.

Vince privately teaches trumpet, guitar, electric bass guitar, arranging, composition, music theory, ear training, and improvisation to students of all ages and levels. “Basically he’s the go-to cross-genre horn-blowing utility man of the Philly scene” (John Vettese, WXPN’s The Key). Vince Tampio is a professional musician, arranger, composer, producer, engineer, and educator based in Philadelphia, PA. Although firmly rooted in jazz, he is comfortable with a wide variety of genres including rock, soul, funk, folk, classical, and electronic. Vince earned the Masters of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of the Arts; and earned the Bachelor of Science in Music degree concentrating in Jazz Studies and Theory & Composition from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. He studied trumpet through undergraduate and graduate school with Rebecca Coupe Franks, Dennis Wasko, and John Swana. Vince has also attended master classes held by Randy Brecker, Matt Gallagher, Michael Abene, Craig Morris, Steve Wilson, Claudio Roditi, Pat Martino, Malcolm McNab, Matthew Shipp, Scott Holbert, John Abercrombie, Jeff Curnow, and Alison Balsom. In 2006, Vince got his start teaching trumpet master classes at Silver Creek Central School. He soon took on private students teaching trumpet, guitar, electric bass, improvisation, arrangement and composition. While earning his Master of Music at the University of the Arts, he served as the trumpet department intern. His taught private trumpet lessons, prepared transcriptions for class materials and live performances, and proctored exams. At UArts, Vince was also a Teaching Assistant for the Freshman Jazz Improvisation class. He conducted sectionals, administered exams, and critiqued improvisation. Vince served as electric bass guitar instructor with Rock to the Future. Recently, Vince held a jazz improvisation masterclass at Schenectady County Community College. He currently teaches beginner trumpet with Play On, Philly! Vince authored and published Chromatic Cell Permutations for Trumpet, a technical studies book that explores permutations of chromatic cells as performed on trumpet. Each student approaches music differently; Vince tailors his teaching to fit students' approaches. He asks each student, "What do you want to accomplish?" Together, they set short and long term goals. Vince believes a strong technical foundation leads to freer ease of artistic expression. His students receive a wholistic approach to music applicable to whatever instrument they choose. Vince’s original music has been described as “a contemporary instance of fusion done right” (Matthew Aquilin, All About Jazz). His latest album, Adult Children (2020), is a full length instrumental jazz album informed by Hard Bop and inspired by Highlife. "[Vince has] an approach that is more soulful, yet laid back in a way. The influence of Latin music adds more fuel to the fire." (Homer Jackson, Philadelphia Jazz Project). Adult Children is preceded by Tides (2019), The Nook (2018), and Sound Plan (2017). Vince has contributed to 75+ music and film productions. He arranges for and frequently performs with York Street Hustle (trumpet), You Do You (trumpet), and the John Byrne Band (trumpet, banjo). Vince founded the Philly Phatness horn section, which has recorded with regional, national, and international artists. He also serves as Musical Director and bassist with Phloyd – A Pink Floyd Tribute. "His horn croons and wahs with touches of funk or blues, bridging the futuristic digital age with a snazzy sense of classic cool" (Geno Thackara, All About Jazz). Quotes: “However much he may genre-hop, use exotic instruments or play with sound processing, those aren’t just gimmicks and his playing can stand on its own in a fine style. So too does his composing.” (Geno Thackara, All About Jazz) "Tampio’s trumpet playing bounce[s] between classic jazz and a looser free jazz." (John Vettese WXPN's The Key) "Vince Tampio proves himself a very creative composer. I look forward to hearing more from this upcoming composer & instrumentalist." (Fred "Rock Steady Freddie" Reiter New York Ska Jazz Ensemble) "Live at PafA skillfully straddles the border dividing orthodoxy and unconventionality and, more importantly, validates that old, time-honored axiom declaring jazz as a universal language." (Matthew Aquiline All About Jazz) "Vince plays his horn with creative passion and soul, his tone is very open and full these two combined make him one of the leading up and coming young jazz trumpet players of today." (Rebecca Coupe Franks Trumpeter) "I've had the great pleasure of working with Vince as an arranger and writer. His music explores many styles and directions, and is always well crafted. He has an original and distinctive voice as a player, an arranger, and a writer. Such dedicated talent deserves to be heard, and I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot from Vince in the future." (Vinnie Martucci Pianist/Composer)

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Great. Really patient

Posted Nov 9, 2018
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I like how this instructor really helped you practice at a pace you were comfortable at. He was very helpful in teaching me how to play higher and lower notes as well as playing songs that I liked.

Posted Aug 16, 2018
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Vince was very personable, and knowledgeable. He offered many ideas, and techniques needed for a beginner. Vince explained everything in great detail, and is willing to go the extra mile to help. Overall a good experience.

Posted Nov 17, 2017
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Band Manager
Dec 2019 - Present
York Street Hustle LLC
- Ensure band members attend rehearsals regularly and sectionals whenever necessary - Ensure band members are aware of their responsibilities and are on time for interviews, recording sessions, meet and greets, and live performances - Advise band on career decisions and identify potential booking opportunities - Negotiate contract terms for clients pertaining to the amount of work expected, payment, transportation and lodging costs, stage theatrical support, and hospitality to be provided to the band - Develop and maintain a strong professional relationship with owners of venues, and event organizers
Teaching Artist (trumpet)
Oct 2019 - Present
Play On, Philly!
- Teach beginner and intermediate trumpet to middle school aged students - Provide musical instruction pertaining to proper technique, facility, musical literacy - Design lesson plans that align with established curriculum - Successfully prepare students for musical evaluations and performances - Assist with the implementation of systems, procedures, standards, and evaluations for students’ progress in connection with POP’s citizenship program - Work collaboratively with a team of teaching artists and colleagues - Design and implement curriculum for virtual/online programming
Music Director
Jan 2017 - Present
Phloyd – A Pink Floyd Tribute
- Understand the specifications and constraints of a platform and work with available resources to plan performances - Hold auditions for new musical talent and assign parts to different musicians - Assess the rhythm, tone, voice, and skills of each musician and develop a good understanding of their individual abilities - Transcribe, notate, and provide vocal and instrumental demonstrations when necessary - Schedule staff meetings and provide feedback and suggestions for improvement - Select music and organize interviews, PR opportunities, and performances - Lead and supervise rehearsals, sectionals, and performances
Musical Instrument Technician
Mar 2015 - Present
A Minor Tune Up
- Perform routine and preventative maintenance to ensure ongoing functions of musical instruments - Clean, repair, adjust, and lubricate musical instruments as necessary for correct and safe operation - Transport various items as necessary and/or assigned to various clients’ sites - Prepare documentation to provide written support in compliance with regulation and/or conveying information
Executive Music Producer
Aug 2012 - Present
Sound Plan Productions
- Develop the creative vision and direction of each musical project in accordance with client or artist - Manage project budgets and production timetables - Record, edit, mix, master and otherwise manipulate recorded sound - Test, operate, and troubleshoot hardware and software regularly, and replace any faulty components - Maintain comprehensive audio archive including all raw audio assets and finished projects - Register musical works with public performance organizations, U.S. Copyright Office, and digital distribution companies - Create and edit press releases, one sheets, electronic press kits (EPK’s), and other publicity materials - Cultivate and maintain relationships with journalists and various media outlets
Music Arranger
Aug 2007 - Present
Freelance
- Arrange existing music and orchestrate for alternative instrumentation, altering the music to achieve desired effect(s) - Transcribe musical parts from score or aurally (by ear) into musical notation using instruments, pencil and paper, or computer software - Collaborate with clients, directors, conductors, and producers to synthesize ideas - Direct and guide musicians during rehearsals, performances, or recording sessions - Determine voices, instruments, harmonic structures, rhythms, tempos, and tone balances required to achieve effects desired in a musical composition - Score compositions consistent with instrumental and vocal capabilities such as ranges and keys, using knowledge of music theory * Comprehensive list available upon request.
Assistant Band Director
Aug 2019 - Jan 2020
Greater Overbrook String Band
- Assist the Band Director and Music Director with rehearsals, sectionals and lessons - Proof read scores and extracted instrument parts - Contribute musical ideas to existing arrangements - Plan and use appropriate instructional learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of musicians
Bass Instructor
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
Rock to the Future
- Teach all levels of electric bass to middle and high school aged students - Substitute teach all levels of guitar to middle and high school aged students - Plan and prepare lessons in relation to individual students’ needs and examination syllabi - Teach music theory, aural skills, and practical techniques to students - Prepare students for juries - Assess students’ abilities, provide feedback, and write reports
Audio Engineer/Producer
Jun 2012 - Aug 2014
The Media & Marketing Group
- Interpreted client briefs and selected the appropriate sound and mixing equipment for the project - Communicated with clients and coordinated with other staff members to ensure deadlines were met and projects were completed to specifications - Proofread written scripts for accuracy, time, and creative direction aligning with branding - Auditioned, subcontracted, scheduled, and directed Voice Over (VO) talent remote and in-studio recording sessions - Edited, mixed, mastered and otherwise manipulated recorded sound including VO audio, music, and sound effects - Gathered, selected, and presented library music to pitch to clients - Tested, operated, and troubleshot hardware and software regularly - Maintained comprehensive audio archive including all raw audio assets and finished radio commercials
Teaching Assistant
Jan 2012 - May 2012
The University of the Arts
- Observed college level Freshman Jazz Improvisation classes - Reviewed material taught in class with individual students with learning challenges - Worked with smaller groups of students for remedial teaching or reinforcing the learning process - Administered and proctored exams
Trumpet Department Assistant
Aug 2011 - May 2012
The University of the Arts
- Observed college level Freshman Music Theory classes; proctored exams - Prepared transcriptions for class materials and live performances - Taught advanced trumpet lessons to undergraduate students - Conducted research as assigned by department director
Lab Monitor
Aug 2009 - May 2011
The State University of New York at New Paltz
- Monitored student activities while in music department computer lab in order to maintain a safe environment that is conducive to learning - Instructed students in audio related technology and software applications - Maintained computer hardware and software applications inventory to ensure availability of equipment and/or instructional material in computer lab - Performed routine and preventive maintenance of computer lab and classroom equipment - Maintained inventory of and assumed responsibility for supplies, equipment, and lab security - Troubleshot malfunctions of hardware and/or software applications
Orchestra Assistant
Aug 2007 - May 2011
The State University of New York at New Paltz
- Organized, inventoried, and cataloged existing orchestra, chamber and solo repertoire music library - Maintained Microsoft Excel database of orchestra music library - Organized folders containing score(s) and parts in score order - Prepared, distributed, and collected parts for performances - Oversaw transfer of bowings, articulations, dynamics, divisi markings, and other expressive markings to orchestral string parts - Photocopied, scanned, printed, and assembled parts/excerpts as requested by Conductor - Attended all performances and rehearsals as necessary
The Course in Recording Engineering and Music Production
Feb 2014 - Oct 2014
The Audio Institute of America
Masters of Music
Aug 2011 - May 2012
The University of the Arts
Bachelor of Science
Aug 2007 - May 2011
The State University of New York at New Paltz
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra Member
Nov 2011
Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra
Graduate Grant
Mar 2011
The University of the Arts
Ruth Mack Havens Memorial Scholarship
May 2010
The State University of New York at New Paltz
Marion Harding Scholarship
May 2010
The State University of New York at New Paltz
New Paltz Alumni Association Scholarship
May 2010
The State University of New York at New Paltz
Jazz Society Vice President
Aug 2009
The State University of New York at New Paltz
National Honor Society Membership
Oct 2006
National Honor Society
New York State Regents Scholarship
Oct 2006
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
Broadcast Music Inc.
Dec 2011
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Instructor details
Trumpet
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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South Beulah Street
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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T
W
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S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
60 minutes
$55
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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