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Teaching Approach

It is my mission to help students achieve their goals through deliberate practice and a positive attitude. It is critical for me to start by setting short term and long term goals in coordination with the student. After goal setting we work together to form a daily practice routine that will develop the fundamentals of trumpet playing. Drawing from my lessons with Charles Daval at the University of Illinois, trumpet playing is about setting habits. With constant reinforcing of fundamentals through a daily practice routine the student creates the coordination required to perform. Most of the exercises I assign when structuring a daily routine are from the Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet as it contains exercises to develop each skill of playing trumpet through a melodic approach. The next step is to work with the student to create an ideal sound that the student will aim to produce through practice. By creating a strong aural ideal students begin to play in a deliberate manner and will self correct for errors in tone quicker. In addition to trumpet playing I work on basic music theory and aural skills with my students. 

The work to become a professional musician has been transformative, I continue to learn about myself and grow as a person. I am grateful for the teachers I had along my development and I hope to aid my students as my teachers did for me.

If you are interested and would like to study with me I am available to teach private trumpet lessons in the West suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I am also available for online lessons!

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