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!
*** Specialties *** I specialize in young beginning music students and emergent readers. I like to create play-based lesson plans that align with student goals, and provide study customized materials that are tailored to each student's individual progress. I have taught elementary school music and beginning band for the past 13 years, and have provided reading intervention in a 1:1 setting for 8 years.
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.
As far back as I can remember, music has been a central part of my life. I grew up in a musical family; my father a drummer and pianist, my mother a woodwinds player, and my brother a bassist, I have been surrounded by music as far back as I can recall. Upon graduating from San Diego SCPA, I became interested in recording and audio engineering, eventually working as 2nd engineer at Signature Sound in Clairemont, and main engineer at Proxy Music in Oceanside. This afforded me invaluable experience working with some of San Diego's finest musicians and recording artists. In 2008, I attended Berklee College of Music on scholarship - majoring in Professional Music with an emphasis on performance and composition. In 2011, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Music.
Tired of boring and dry teachers telling you to only practice your scales? So am I! All of our lessons will be filled with fun musical activities. I've been teaching and playing the trumpet for over 10 years and all of my students have excelled beyond my wildest dreams! I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory (Boston, MA) Sistema Fellows Program, only 10 exceptional musicians are selected every year. I also received my BM in Trumpet Performance from San Diego State University. I currently run an El Sistema-inspired music program that teaches orchestral music to hundreds of children in palm beach county. With over 10 years of teaching experience in all age ranges, our lessons will be fun, exciting, and tailored to all your specific needs! I look forward to being your ...
My first instrument and the beginning of my lifetime musical education. I've played trumpet in big bands, small groups and classical orchestras. The trumpet is versatile, its exciting, and it can be fun.
Learning to play music should be fun. Learning to play the songs you like and listen to everyday is a good first step in that direction. As early as I can remember our house was filled with music. My parents had records of the popular music of the time as well as movie soundtrack albums. At eight years old I got my first trumpet and joined the school band. Soon I was taking private lessons. We also had a piano in the house and I often found myself sitting and trying out chords and melodies to fit the songs I would hear. At sixteen I got my first guitar, along with a songbook that promised I could play “hundreds of songs with just three magic chords”. Moving west I studied music at West Los Angeles College and played trumpet in the school’s concert band. A group of us formed a
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.
Hello, my name is Gary R. and I am ready to get you started on a musical journey that should last a lifetime. Whether you are just beginning, or have been making music since you were a kid, I can help you. Beginners come in all ages, so don't think you are too old to play or sing. I enjoy teaching students of every age. I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of North Texas, a University well known for their music school and famous graduates. My teaching methods vary from student to student, as we all learn a bit differently. I will often write custom lesson plans for my students, as one book does not fit all. As a teacher, I enjoy a fun, relaxed learning environment designed to help you enjoy the process of becoming the best musician you can be. I
I have studied trumpet for more than 5 years and have performed privately with multiple groups as well as have been featured as a soloist at Carnegie Hall. I believe that my experience with instructing brass will lead to a successful future. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to establish fundamentals and as time goes on you'll be able to learn and master standard trumpet repertoire. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
As a young trumpeter, I am currently studying Music Education at San Diego State University. I have studied trumpet with Ray Nowak and John wilds of the San Diego Symphony. Apart from pursuing my degree, I am affiliated with Bonita Vista High School and have written and arranged music for multiple programs across the nation. When teaching students, I focus on building a solid foundation of technique and fundamentals while teaching practical skills such as music theory and history to create a well rounded musician. A student that is willing to begin or progress as a brass musician can gain very much by taking direction from one on one lessons.
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