Private studio

Teaching_Philosophy          My main objective teaching young musicians  is to develop a firm foundation in sound and technique. Once that is established, I begin branching out to etudes, solo studies, jazz and orchestra depending upon the student’s interests in combination with my guidance.

Nathan

Adam

Adam

Jamie

Brandon

Isaac

Terra

Cael

David

 

 

Trombone

Euphonium

Trumpet

Trombone

Trumpet

Trumpet

Euphonium

Trombone

Trombone

Pella Christian

Pella High

Kirkwood CC

Palo High

Home School

Home School

West H.S. (IC)

Roosevelt MS (CR)

Prairie MS (CR)

Raiden_Prince C

Raiden is a versatile musician, he played Prince Caspian in Disney’s Little Mermaid (July, 2013).

Iowa All-State etudes: Check back next August 2016

Trombone & Euphonium:

Bass Trombone:

Tuba:

Materials I use:

RECOMMENDED TROMBONE LITERATURE

Why Warm-Up

  • A good warm-up is essential to building a firm foundation.
  • This is the time the brass player needs to practice fundamentals of brass playing. Long-tones, Flexibility (slow and fast slurs), Dynamics, Articulation, and Scale Studies.
  • Tone – Handout about warming up and tone development.

Former Students

Terra Hill, Euphonium, awarded a Music Scholarship to major in music at the University of Northern Iowa, attended West High School, Iowa City.

Ben Osterem, Euphonium, made it into North Texas, but is going to Luther College on a Music Scholarship to major in music, attended Montezuma High School.

Kyle Disselkoen, trombone, awarded a Music Scholarship, attended Linn-Mar High School.

Eric Karr, trombone, Music Scholarship to study trombone performance at Luther College, attneded Solon High School.

Matt Reiland, trombone, studied with me from 6th grade through 10th grade, Music Scholarship to the University of Iowa, attended Solon High School.

Carly Warner, trombone, music scholarship to Simpson College (IA), attended Washington High School.

 

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