I've been teaching full-time
in the Seattle area for over twenty-five years. My students are often featured performers
in their ensembles, and several have achieved recognition in area contests and
the All-State Concert band; some have gone on to play professionally
Students of all ages and
levels of proficiency are welcome, including adult beginners.
My job is to teach you to play the trumpet-any
musical style you are drawn to is just fine with me. I’ll show
how to apply strong technique to any situation.
If you’re just starting out , you’ll learn to get a good sound, how to memorize fingerings, and how to read notes and rhythms. We’ll be sure to have fun as we go.
Emphasis is on breath control,
flexibility, range, and endurance.
Emphasis is on breath control, flexibility, range, and endurance.
Musically, we will develop a steady sense of rhythm, and a sure sense of pitch. There are no “tin ears”.
will study the music that you play, with the goal of uniting the
composer’s intentions with your own musical ideas.
You’ll learn musical notation, so that your ideas can be shared with other musicians.
How I run the business end of things:
Credits are given for lessons missed due to illness. Makeup lessons are available within the same month for other cancellations .
Trumpet Fingering Flash Cards (just match up fronts and backs, photocopy two-sided to card stock, cut 'em up, and GO).