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Trumpet Lessons Astoria, NY

Trumpet Lessons in
Astoria, NY

Musika has been offering Astoria Trumpet Lessons since 2001. Our trumpet teachers create customized lesson plans for each student, and help you bring music alive one note at a time!

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Featured Astoria Trumpet Teachers

Benjamin H

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Ben is a graduate of the Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers) having received his MM in Jazz Performance in 2011. Ben has been a freelance trumpeter in the NYC area since the late 90’s. Having grown up in North Jersey, he had the opportunity to perform in such iconic jazz clubs as the Village Vanguard, Birdland, and the Blue Note while still a teenager. His career has included Broadway, jazz, and orchestral performances, as he currently subs in the orchestra of the hit Broadway show Chicago, leads his own jazz quintet, and performs with many of the best bands around including, the Joe Elefante Big Band, the Cecil’s Big Band, and the George Gee Big Band. He has traveled the world as lead trumpet for P&O, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean Cruises and throughout his career he has had the opportunity to perform and/ or record with such artists as Milt Hinton, Arturo Sandoval, Louie Bellson, Barry Manilow, Gladys Knight, The Osmonds, Phil Smith, John Hendricks, Tierney Sutton, Bob Mintzer, Charles McPherson, Rufus Reid, Slide Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, Boyz II Men, Roger Webster, Christian McBride, and Buddy DeFranco.

Daryl D

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Daryl began playing flute at the age of 11, as part of a middle school band class. His band instructor noticed his innate talent, and began to prepare him for studies at the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School. During this two year program, Daryl studied flute with Jayn Rosenfeld, played in chamber ensembles and orchestra, while also studying music history, music theory, and ear training. Daryl also made his concerto debut playing Vivaldi's "Il Gardellino" in the final year of the program. Daryl's time at MAP, prepared him for entry to the prestigious high school Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music and Art and the Performing Arts, where he was a flute instrumental music major. He continued to study with Jayn Rosenfeld during his freshmen year, while he played as principal flute player in the Bronx Burowide Band/Orchestra. He also was the Piccolo Soloist for Sousa's March "Stars and Stripes Forever". For the remainder of high school, he studied in the Honors Program at the Mannes College of Music Prepartory Division with Sue Ann Kahn. Daryl graduated high school serving one year as Piccolo Player in the Senior Symphonic Orchestra, and one year as Principal Flute Player of the Senior Symphoniy Orchestra, Senior Symphonic Band, and the Pit Orchestras of Ragtime and City of Angels. Daryl graduated from Mannes as the Philharmonic Piccolo Player. Daryl continued his music studies at Vassar College, where he studied with John Solum. Daryl continued his chamber music and orchestra playing, and won the Music Department's Concerto Competition in 2010, playing Borne's "Carmen Fantasy."  He was also chosen as a student soloist with Vassar's Modern Music Ensemble playing Ginastera's "Impresiones de la Puna." Daryl is currently taking one year off to prepare for graduate programs in flute performance.

Jamison S

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Jamie is a teacher, guitarist, singer/songwriter, saxophonist, and composing pianist.  His teaching career began at the age of fourteen, as a volunteer in the Songcatchers, Inc. program, teaching saxophone and piano to underprivileged children in New Rochelle, NY.  While completing his undergraduate education, Jamie continued to participate in Wind Symphony and Spacecataz, his own rock band, while teaching privately in Rochester, NY and Westchester County, NY.  In 2007 he completed an eight month internship in Artist Media and Marketing at Island Def Jam Music Group/Universal in Manhattan.  During the second half of his senior year at Rochester, he single handedly designed, produced, and taught the General Music Program for K-10 at Cornerstone Academy in Brockport, NY.  Following this, he completed an independent study on the modern music industry, and was awarded the first ever Bachelor of Arts Degree in Popular Music and Jazz from the University of Rochester, and its sister conservatory, the Eastman School of Music. In the last several years, Jamie has built a formidable private studio of students on guitar, saxophone, piano, trumpet, clarinet, composition, theory, and performance.  Jamie has produced and hosted a plethora of student recitals, and begun his Master of Arts Degree in Music Education at Hunter College, inclusive of the AVID tutoring program and Teacher Education Program.  His musical influences are varied, and include Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Brahms, Reich, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bob Dylan, The Cars, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Tool, R.E.M., The Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt, The Police, Say Anything, Journey, Rush, Jimmy Eat World, Motion City Soundtrack, Billy Joel, Goo Goo Dolls, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Alanis Morissette, John Mayer, Stone Temple Pilots, and many more.

Lily S

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Praised for her lyricism and rich, vibrant sound, Lily is a versatile trumpeter in New York City.  An accomplished orchestral player, chamber musician, and soloist, she has been a featured artist at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the United Nations.  In November, Lily will travel to Brazil to perform as a soloist and guest clinician at the Universidade Metodista de São Paulo.  Interested in expanding into new genres, she recently performed at Joe's Pub with Grammy Award-winning cabaret artist Lady Rizo and at KlezKanada, Canada’s largest annual festival of Yiddish culture and the arts. A seasoned orchestral player, Lily has appeared with ensembles including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and Long Island Philharmonic.  During the summer months, she has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, and Atlantic Music Festival as an orchestral fellow.  Some of Lily’s favorite orchestral moments include accompanying soloist Gil Shaham in his performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and playing Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony under the baton of James Conlon. Equally devoted to chamber music, Lily was a winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition (2006) and performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Brass Quintet in their annual educational concert tour.  She has appeared with the Manhattan Brass Quintet and the DC Chamber Brass and has presented chamber music concerts at the Apollo Theater and the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City.  She can be heard on a recording with the Imperial Brass Band that features legendary jazz trumpeter Warren Vaché. Lily holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she was awarded the Carmine Caruso Scholarship for brass as well as the President’s Award Merit Scholarship.

Bradley C

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A native Long Islander, Mr. Curtin is a passionate and dedicated musician who loves sharing the joy and fulfillment of music with as many people as he can. Graduating from The State University of New York at Potsdam's Crane School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education in 2010, Mr. Curtin continued his studies and served as a graduate assistant at the University of Louisville, where he earned a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance in 2012. While in Louisville, Mr. Curtin enjoyed an active freelance teaching and performing career, serving as a teaching artist in many public and private schools.   A world traveler, Mr. Curtin has performed in over a dozen countries as a leader with the Long Island Youth Orchestra and loves exploring the music of world cultures. Additionally, Mr. Curtin has enjoyed several performances at Carnegie Hall, most recently as Assistant Principal Trumpet of the National Collegiate Wind Ensemble in 2009, under the baton of H. Robert Reynolds.   Since returning to New York in early 2013, Mr. Curtin has enjoyed performing and teaching in the Greater New York City Area and looks forward to working with and helping students reach their musical goals. 
 
 

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More Information About Trumpet Lessons

Pieces of the trumpet are as follows: the rim, the cup, the mouthpiece, the shank, the leadpipe, the valve pistons, and the valve casings. Before purchasing the instrument, be sure the pieces are all in good condition, and ask an expert to verify. Be sure to have a budget in mind, as prices for trumpets can vary widely. A lot of students will rent the instrument before purchasing. Many will choose to bring their own mouthpiece for when they are trying out trumpets.
Musika offers customized one-on-one music lessons at your home - a time saving solution for busy parents and students. The convenience of in-home lessons allows you to save time without having to transport your child to class, allows your child to maximize their busy schedule, and provides a safe and familiar environment in which to learn.
Each student will have a custom lesson plan created for them by their instructor. Our teachers will generally recommend specific method books that students can purchase for use in their lessons. Students will learn how to read music, how to sight read, musicianship skills, and the specific skills needed to play the trumpet and support the sound.
Adult trumpet lessons will provide technique on the instrument. Students can expect to learn a lot within the first few weeks of lessons. Teachers will encourage students to practice the trumpet every day for the most progress.
Children are recommended to start the trumpet at age 7 or 8. A student needs to be able to hold and support the weight of the instrument for extended periods, and also have enough lung capacity to support the sound.

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