I have been teaching elementary / middle school band for the past 13 years. In my experience, I have found that taking a play-based approach to music education, helps young beginners remain engaged and excited throughout their lessons and home practice. In lessons, I custom, teaching materials which have been proven to accelerate the process of learning to read music, and am familiar with popular band methods used by school band directors. I look forward to working in partnership with both you and your child!
I have been teaching trumpet to students of all ages and levels for 10 years, and love using my experience as a performer/teacher to help my students progress. I have been playing trumpet since the 3rd grade, and studied with renowned trumpet instructor Charles Lauer for close to 7 years. I have played trumpet in small ensembles, orchestras, jazz bands, wind ensembles and musicals. I use a combination of different methods and books in my teaching, including Arbans, Clarkes, Rubank and Jamey Aebersold.
Over 12 years experience as a brass coach and private lesson teacher.
I can teach any level of trumpet playing. Classical, Jazz, funk.
Beginners or advanced players. I have studied trumpet with many of the best teachers in America, including John Haynie, Bert Truax, and locally Gilbert Castellanos. The list is too long to name the all,but I have had opportunities to learn from many of the most famous players.
I want my students to be inspired to learn their instrument. This all comes from finding that spark to get them started along their musical journey. Students should expect to work hard but to have fun and enjoy playing their instrument. I fully believe that is the key to musical success.
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