•The styles I teach most often are jazz, classical and popular. Although I have studied many different genres, my specialties are saxophone and composition. I have studied with music teachers such as Anthony Braxton, Herb Pomeroy, Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Gary Burton, Joe Viola, Ken Pullig, John LaPorta, Hal Crook, James Newton and Ken Radnofsky. •9/1997 – Present San Lorenzo (CA) Unified School District Independent Music Teacher 9/1990 11/1997 St. Felicitas School San Leandro, CA St. John School Fiat School of Music Music Unlimited San Lorenzo, CA Pinole, CA San Leandro, CA Provide individual and group music instruction to people from age 3 to 99. Deliver instruction based on Music Teachers National Association Certificate of Merit Curriculum for Saxophone, Flute, ...
My primary performing instrument. I have studied with several masters of the trumpet, and still study with several world wide trumpet performers. The struggle I have gone through to go from Saxophone to Trumpet was tremendous, and included braces, and the whole 9 yards. I currently study with:
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Chris J. has been teaching private lessons since 2009 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his studio, and online. Chris J. has helped students place in advanced ensembles, win awards, compete in band competitions, and further their passion for the arts. Chris J. is receiving his training from San Jose State University where he is studying Music Education and Jazz Studies. Chris J. is a nationally TIPS Certified bartender through ABC Bartending College. As an expert in his field, Chris J. looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Chris J.'s teaching style is flexible based on students needs, structured, and based on state and industry standards. *** Lesson Details *** Aside from performing, I love teaching. I have been teaching since ...
I've been a professional musician/educator for over 15 + years. I am an multi- instrumentalist which is a great benefit when studying with me. I bring to the table a broad world view and different perspectives of music pedagogy that I have been fortunate to attain throughout my music career and education. There is more than one way to attain a musical goal and I always work on giving different ways to attain such goals until one connects with student. I am a "real world" application type of teacher. I will not stray to musical processes that tend to hold people back from making music. Bio: Willie is a multi-instrumentalist, educator and clinician home based in San Jose Bay Area. He specializes in Afro-Latin percussion while exploring other sounds of Arabic, Flamenco, Brazilian and ...
Brendan L. is a freelance trumpeter and composer in the Bay Area who performs with many well-known groups ranging in a variety of styles, from jazz to afrofunk to free jazz and everything in between. He has been teaching students of all ages privately for the last five years in both the private studio setting as well as in art academies in the Bay Area. Brendan studied jazz improvisation and composition under Myra Melford at UC Berkeley (c/o 2012). He has studied trumpet privately with Darren Johnston, John Worley, Ellen Seeling, and Jason Park. *** Lesson Details *** I like to first learn what a student's goals are with their trumpet playing and music in general, regardless of their level of experience. My lesson plans usually develop around trying to accomplish these goals, whether it ...
Beginning to Intermediate Trumpet teaching. I have helped many students one on one especially kids that already take band at school, and help them advance to the next playing level and technique.
Peter S., a bay area native, is a professional musician, teacher, and performer. He's an active guitarist, pianist, and vocalist. He is currently the guitar player for the acclaimed local country artist Amy Gass, as well as the music director for his church in Morgan Hill, CA. He has written compositions for local churches, as well as arranged, recorded music. Peter currently resides in the bay area, with his wife and 3 children. *** Lesson Details *** Each student is a unique person, thus I like to cater each lesson to that person's interest as well as provide them with a strong musical foundation/education. Various musical styles and techniques are taught, to enable the student to be a well-rounded player. Musical styles include Rock, Blues, Classical, Pop, Bluegrass, ...
Genevieve received her Bachelors Degree from Santa Clara University with a major in History and Minor in Music as a student of William Harvey of the Oakland Symphony. Besides playing principal trumpet in the Santa Clara University Orchestra, Concert Band, and Jazz Band, as well as the Winchester Symphony, Genevieve won the position of Assistant Principal in the American Band Association’s National Honor Band in 2010 and was accepted into the IES Vienna Music Workshop in 2011, along with the Summer Brass Institute at the Menlo School in 2012. For 2013 and 2014, Genevieve taught trumpet and tuba through a government fellowship in Germany. Previously, she has worked for several years as a staff member of the Buchser Music Association’s Summer Camps in preparation for their summer tours ...
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