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Instruments: Piano, Trumpet, Trombone
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Salsa, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Mariachi, Avant-Garde

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Michael R In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Trumpet, Trombone
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Salsa, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Mariachi, Avant-Garde

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Jazz Studies BFA, Berklee College of Music, Trumpet Performance
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2012 - Recorded on Night Visions, Imagine Dragons

 

Overview:
I am a full time performing, recording & teaching musician in Los Angeles. My trumpet can be heard on over 30 albums including Night Visions by Imagine Dragons. I have toured the world performing and have achieved two degrees in music before settling in LA. I can teach you anything you want to know about music from the most basic to the extremely abstract. Plus, I'm a nice guy : )
EXPERIENCE
I began teaching during my sophomore year of high school with private trumpet lessons. Since then, I have taught college courses in history, composition, music performance, and music theory, and continue to teach private trumpet lessons from the beginner level up to my current college students. 
METHODS USED
For beginners I start with a mixture of Suzuki method and the Essential Elements book. I find that combining ear training while simultaneously developing the ability to read music only accelerates the learning process. Teaching adults of any level is all about assessing interests and goals. I find out where the interest in creativity lies and work on developing that so the lessons remain fun and fulfilling.
LESSON STYLE
My teaching style is catered to the pace and interests of the student. Small achievements are the keys to great successes, and acknowledging these achievements is essential to maintaining interest in learning music. I work together with students to find and set short term, mid term, and long term goals so that visible growth of their abilities can be observed, tracked, and appreciated. Through this process anything can be achieved. 
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