- French Horn
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
I had several wonderful trumpet teachers throughout High School, College, and Graduate School. I base my teaching on how I was taught, and exercises that I learned with, but have also adapted my style a bit over my 20 years of teaching.
I focus first on tone production, with a series of Cichowicz slurring exercises (and a couple of modified versions of those for more advanced students). I also have students practice and learn their scales and arpeggios, as all music is built on these. We will also work on building range, improving technique (slurring and tonguing), and sight reading. I am also familiar with most of the trumpet solo rep, and we will find fun pieces to work on along the way.
I am generally pretty laid back and easy going, and try to keep lessons fun, but I expect my students to practice and come prepared every week!
I have earned music degrees from the following schools:
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI: BA in music performance, BA in Music Theory
Arizona State University: MM in trumpet performance
Studied with David Hickman
I have spent many years honing my audition skills, and have won numerous Orchestra auditions. In recent years, I have won or advanced to finals or semi-finals in most of the auditions I've taken. I can help my students be well prepared for their auditions or performances.
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher