Study with one of Utah's most in demand trumpeters!
BEGINNER TRUMPET LESSONS
I accept any student who is interested in playing the trumpet, regardless of age and experience. Whether you are a youth looking for direction in a young band program or an adult seeking a new, mind stimulating hobby, my goal is to help lay the groundwork for a successful and rewarding relationship between you and the instrument. Instruction begins with the introduction of basic techniques including embrochure support, sound production and note recognition as well as basic ear training and melodic interpretation.
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED TRUMPET LESSONS
For students who have been playing for a couple of years, are somewhat comfortable with the instrument, and are interested in progressing to the next level. For those in school programs, I will work with you on any material you may need for class or statewide competition and will also help guide you toward finding your individual sound. Ultimately, lessons are designed to prepare students for university level study as well as the ability to work as a commercially viable trumpet player who is confident in any musical setting.
JAZZ IMPROVISATION LESSONS
Open to all non chordal instrumentalists and vocalists wishing to learn how to improvise in any style of music. For this pursuit there is a certain level of preliminary technique necessary which will be addressed in the first lesson. Students learning to improvise will be heavily schooled in effective listening techniques, ear training, transcription, and harmony.
SCHEDULING AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Lessons are 30 or 60 minutes and are held in my teaching studio in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah. There is also a Skype option for those unable to travel. Payment is expected at the beginning of the month in order to secure a weekly time slot. No call/no shows as well as cancellations made less than 24 hours before the lesson (barring weather or personal emergencies) are subject to no refund.