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Brent N In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Organ, Euphonium
Styles: Classical

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Brent N In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Organ, Euphonium
Styles: Classical

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-70
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

B.S. in Education, Dr. Martin Luther College. Master's in Music, Central Michigan University. Doctorate in Music, University of Minnesota.

Awards:

Music Department Chair, Ohio Christian University, 2018-present

Assistant Professor of Music and College Organist 2016-2018 Music Department Chair Talladega College, Talladega, AL. Organist and Choir Director 2016-present Our Savior Lutheran Church, Birmingham, AL. Band and choral director, band lesson instructor 2014-2016 Risen Savior Lutheran School, Mankato, MN. University of Minnesota School of Music Fellowship Awarded in March 2010 for Fall 2010 admission. Adjunct organ and brass instructor 2007-2016 Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN. Band Director, band lesson instructor 2005-2010 St. Paul’s Lutheran School, New Ulm, MN. Organist, instrumental ensemble coordinator 2001-2015 WELS churches in New Ulm, Sleepy Eye, and Le Sueur, Minnesota. Teacher/Minister of Music 1998-2001 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School, Saginaw, MI. Organist and Choir Director 1995-1998 Peace Lutheran Church, Hartford, WI. Band Director, Elementary School Lesson Teacher 1994-1998 Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, Jackson, WI. Trumpet: Rochester (MN) Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Minnesota Orchestra. 2003-2016.

Overview:
I am a personable teacher who enjoys developing positive relationships with my students. I employ humor and positive reinforcement to motivate students. I enjoy working with students at all stages of musical development. I've been able to create performance situations for myself and my students, much as my teachers did for me. I strive for a lesson environment which is enjoyable for the student, thus helping to motivate practice and a desire to improve. Through my own playing, as well as sharing samples of great artists, I expose students to what true excellence in music can be.
EXPERIENCE
I have years of experience teaching elementary, high school, and college musicians. Students under my tutelage have experience significant musical improvement, as well as the satisfaction which comes from working towards long-term goals and achieving them. I greatly enjoy enabling students to develop their physical mastery of their instruments. I enjoy the challenge of working with each student's unique musical and physical strengths and weaknesses in instrumental performance, and working to develop the most complete musician possible.
METHODS USED
For beginning brass students, I have used Essential Elements 2000, Standard of Excellence, and the Student Instrumental Course. As students become more capable, we move into method books and repertoire written specifically for their instrument. Lessons include a combination of mastering the physical challenges of the instrument and developing musicality. Music to be studied is chosen based on the needs of the student. As students become more advanced, I enjoy involving them in the selection of repertoire to be studied.
LESSON STYLE
My ultimate goal in teaching music students is to develop players who are intrinsically motivated. This is a long-term process which I enjoy guiding. I'm very interested in the psychology of motivation for each individual student, realizing that what "works" with one student may not be effective with another. I enjoy developing a relationship with individual students which is based on more than our involvement in music. I'm a firm believer that teaching individual lessons is about more than just music; it's a special one-on-one, teacher-student relationship which can have a positive, life-long impact.
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Abby

5

I took trombone lessons with Brent for over 5 years. He always pushed me to improve while giving the tools and encouragement I needed to succeed. I always enjoyed going to my lessons and really value the skills he was able to teach me.

Review posted on Apr 27, 2017

Carl

5

Brent always pushed me as a student. He taught me trombone, and although trombone isn't his primary instrument of study, he is very knowledgeable and taught me from beginner to a high level. He was relaxed yet still pushed me to improve, and we have a good relationship because of that. Fun, passionate teacher.

Review posted on Apr 17, 2017
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