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Bachelor of Music-CSULB
Master of Music-USC
Doctorate in progress
USC Brass Department Award x2
Dean/Provost List USC
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Trumpeter Andrew R. enjoys a varied career as performer and educator. A native of San Diego, CA, he now calls Los Angeles his home. Performing in a variety of musical styles, he collaborates with a diverse collection of ensembles. Andrew is a member of the Southern California Brass Consortium, LA Brass Collective, Los Angeles Sinfonietta, Sonora Karnaval, and is also a musician for Orange County Soccer Club games in Irvine, CA. In Orange County he performs with Dana Point Symphony, Symphony Irvine, OC Millennial Orchestra, OC Orchestra Collective, OC Symphony/Wind Ensemble, Sarang Church Orchestra and many more. Andrew has performed across the US and abroad, for TV, film, radio broadcasts, and recorded for pop artist Michael Bublé. As a soloist he has performed the national anthem at the Rose Bowl, Championship Soccer Stadium, and recently performed the national anthem for a Los Angeles Angels baseball game to a live audience of more than 40,000 (2019). A former member of the American Youth Symphony and Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, Andrew is a graduate of the Thornton School of Music at USC. A dedicated educator, Andrew maintains a private studio of pupils of all ages and serves as an adjunct professor of music at California Arts University in Fullerton, CA. In his time away from performing and teaching Andrew enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, surfing, and playing chamber music.
16 years of teaching experience, from elementary-university level Beginning to advanced students, classical or jazz style. Online (Zoom/Google Meet/Skype) or in person. I can teach trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba. Beginning students, middle/high school, audition prep for college and I can tutor with music theory/band assignments. Each student gets a unique approach depending on their goals and experience level. Online lessons I will teach with a camera and also using a shared screen showing sheet music that will allow students to see markings on the music in real time.
Use all major method and etude books. Have a large library of rare etude books on PDF as well as my own exercises I've written out. Example trumpet books for intermediate student: Arban Clarke Sachs Schlossberg Stamp Charlier Vizzutti Bai Lin Irons etc I encourage students to find music they would like to play, even if they aren't able to play immediately. I can modify the music to make it playable until they have progressed enough to play the original.
Each student is unique and requires a customized approach to realize their goals. I don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach to students where they all play the same exercises, etudes, etc. I help students find what works for them, often times we create our own methods or modify existing ones to suit the needs of the pupil. I believe a solid foundation in the fundamentals of music can be very helpful, familiarity with music theory/terminology/notation. Having said that I dont think it's completely necessary and have successfully tutored many students who don't read at all. My goal is to help you achieve what you want in order to enjoy the musical journey.
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