been playing for 50 years
I like to teach the student the music that they want to learn. Every student is unique, not only in their abilities and learning styles, but in what they want to achieve, and even why they want to take lessons in the first place.
There are three primary areas in which I would like to see every student improve: Musicality, Technique, and Repertoire. Depending on a student's needs and desires, one of these might receive more or less emphasis (and lesson time) than the others. However, I strive to help my students continually improve in all three areas.
While many teachers have a particular method with which they are comfortable, teaching all of their students out of the same set of books, I prefer to approach the teaching of each student separately. I strive to design an individualized lesson plan for each and every student, helping them develop the specific skills they require while playing the music they love!
I am here to help you reach your goals, not my own. As such, ...
I can help you with your chair placement in ensembles and also with any auditions you may have. Also we can work on solo literature and either classical style or any style of jazz. I will work with you to help you reach any or all of you musical goals.
If you are a beginner, then we can have fun learning how to get a sound and play some fun music on your trumpet.
Private Trumpet Lessons by Professional Player. Lessons for Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced students. Focus will be reading, Basics, Sound production and performing. 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute sessions. Lessons can be once a week, one every 2 weeks or once a month. Rates and location is discussed by e-mail contact. 38 years experience teaching private.
Mechanics of Trumpet Playing (embouchure, breath, tongue use, posture, etc); Fundamentals (Schlossberg, Clarke, Arban); Etudes, Transposition, Solo Literature, Orchestral Literature, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Literature, Jazz Solo Transcription, etc.
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