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I'm currently available for private trumpet instruction to students of all ages and ability levels. I offer in-person lessons in Marietta and the greater Atlanta Metro Area as well as remote lessons via Zoom or FaceTime. I work with each student to develop an individualized practice routine, focusing on breath control, embouchure building, tone production, flexibility, articulation, rhythm, sight reading, improvisation and ear training, using mindful repetition and positive reinforcement to encourage good habits and build confidence.
I bring a unique breadth of experience to my teaching practice, having worked across many musical genres and disciplines, on stages ranging from the most intimate clubs to the biggest halls and festivals across multiple continents. I've also had the good fortune of studying with some masters of the craft, and much of the way I teach is distilled from the deep musical knowledge and wisdom offered to me by my mentors. This enables me to approach my students’ needs and musical interests with more flexibility, creativity and empathy.
While I stress the importance of fostering good technique, with a grounding in traditional brass methods and music theory, I also encourage students to open their ears and minds, to explore sonic and stylistic possibilities and cultivate their own musical personalities. My goal is to develop students into well rounded trumpet players and whole musicians with a modern, versatile skill set.
I am also available to lead clinics, brass sectionals or beginning improvisation in group or classroom settings. If there's a trumpet player in your life who could benefit from individualized instruction from a twenty-year professional, please get in touch!