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Aquiles N Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Clarinet, Drums, Synthesizer, Conga, Latin Percussion, Music, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Salsa, Spirituals, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Bossa Nova, Marching Band, Avant-Garde

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Aquiles N Teaches Online
Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Clarinet, Drums, Synthesizer, Conga, Latin Percussion, Music, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Salsa, Spirituals, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Bossa Nova, Marching Band, Avant-Garde

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 9-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

MM, University of Miami, Master of Music, trumpet performance

BM, New England Conservatory, Jazz Performance

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RECENT PERFORMANCES

Willisau Jazz Festival; Willisau, Switzerland Ecstatic Music Festival with Amina Claudine Meyers and Nichole Mitchell; NYC, USA.  Son’s D’Hiver; Paris, France Barbican Centre with Matana Roberts; London, UK Jazzfest Berlin 2018, Berlin, Germany

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Stereogum ALBUM OF THE WEEK WIRE Magazine Pitchfork album review PASTE Magazine 48 Hills Magazine Review
Overview:
Aquiles Navarro is a New York-based trumpeter, composer and DJ of Panamanian heritage. He derives his sounds from folkloric music, salsa, and reggae. This eclectic music background, based on his upbringing in Panama has led him to collaborate with folkloric musicians, dancers, visual artists, actors, and poets. He studied in Panama with tenor player Carlos Garnett and trumpeter Victor “Vitin” Paz. After moving to the US, he received a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory, and a Master’s degree from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami where he studied with trumpeter Brian Lynch. He considers himself an improviser, coalescing his range of influences into a unified sonic vocabulary that can be incorporated across genre and medium. Navarro is a part of the liberation-oriented free jazz collective, Irreversible Entanglements. After their highly acclaimed self-titled debut album on International Anthem, a second album is due to be released in 2020. Navarro also has a duo project with Brooklyn-based drummer Tcheser Holmes. The duo, entitled Heritage of the Invisible, merges each members music and life background through in real time improvisations. Having collaborated for almost a decade, the way in which they blend their rhythms and harmonies has become telepathic in nature. Heritage of the Invisible has two self-released albums, and a third one on the way. Aquiles is currently on tour with Irreversible Entanglements.
EXPERIENCE
My teaching experience has been quite rewarding and varied over the years. Every student has a unique and special passion that has drawn them into music and I make sure to acknowledge that in order to maintain that spirit even when a task is in front of them. My main focus is the technical aspect of the instrument, helping the student discover how it works for them, so they can shape the music the best way possible. Improvisation, jazz, latin music and composition. My goal within these advanced studies is to help you develop your own sound!!
METHODS USED
The methods that I would typically use are the Arbans complete Conservatory method for trumpet and Cornet. Schlossberg´s Daily Drills and Studies, Clarkes method and Caruso. I have been studying these four methods quite some time now and understand not only the instruction on the page but the purpose of the excercise itself. So for each student and level a unique methodology would be put together. It is very important to point out that I studied these methods with masters such as Victor Paz. He studied under Caruso for many years and was his prized student + being the Number one call for the lead trumpet chair in NYC.
LESSON STYLE
I enjoy hearing the students natural abilities, understanding what kind of music pours out of them, acknowledge that, and from there we develop it. At the same time, direct the student with technique, theory and any other tools that will facilitate the music they are passionate about. Give the students homework, let them know that there is always another step, to lead by example!  As a trumpet player it is very important to establish a healthy routine that will build your tone, endurance that in the end you understand enough so you can teach and always evaluate yourself.
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Mr.Lee

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My kids studied with Aquiles for 2 years in Boston and they had a great time, they got so much better and fell in love with the music! I highly recommend Aquiles to anyone in search of a great instructor.

Review posted on Jun 05, 2015
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