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John B.

Learn Music, Learn Trumpet, Have FUN!

Learn Music, Learn Trumpet, Have FUN!

$70/hour

  • 14 hours tutoring

  • Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn, NY 11221

About John


Bio

John W. B. is a graduate of the University of Washington's School of Music with a BA/BM in Trumpet Performance under the direction of Allen Vizzutti. John's influences come from Miles Davis, Tom Harrell, Kurt Elling, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Doobie Brothers, Tower of Power, and many other great musical legends.

On top of performing in Paris, Berlin, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia, John has played for many jazz giants such as: Randy Brecker, John...

John W. B. is a graduate of the University of Washington's School of Music with a BA/BM in Trumpet Performance under the direction of Allen Vizzutti. John's influences come from Miles Davis, Tom Harrell, Kurt Elling, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Doobie Brothers, Tower of Power, and many other great musical legends.

On top of performing in Paris, Berlin, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia, John has played for many jazz giants such as: Randy Brecker, John Fedchock, Dick Oattes, Dave Pietro, and Seattle based musicians, Mark Taylor and Jay Thomas.

John returned in May 2013 from a year and half long contract playing lead trumpet on various cruise ships for Royal Caribbean and P&O Cruise Lines. While returning to Seattle, John has been playing with local Big Bands such as: The Jay Cutler Big Band, West Seattle Big Band, The Usual Suspects, Critical Mass Big Band and a long time member of The Mojo Big Band. John also returned playing lead trumpet with a dynamic, energetic, and authentic Latin group native to Seattle, Banda Vagos. Lastly, John plays a wide variety of freelance work ranging from Latin, Rock, Soul, Gospel, Funk, and R&B.

John has recently moved to New York City with wide range of available performances and music projects including John's debut album on vocals and trumpet.

***Lesson Structure***

Private instruction is a great opportunity for a student to learn the details to playing trumpet and making music. Playing trumpet can be fun and enjoyable. It can also be one of the most physically demanding instruments to play.

The physical aspect of playing can be the most crucial. Learning to play with proper air support, embouchure set, correct finger technique, and posture will not only make playing easier, but will also progress your abilities faster and more efficiently.

My lessons are structured around the proper physical approach to the horn while applying fundamental techniques such as: Lip Flexibility, Technical Fingering, Range, Proper Equipment, and most importantly, Breath Control and Proper Abdominal Support.

The other part of my lessons involve learning the mental focus needed to make practicing efficient and beneficial, coping with performance anxiety, and establishing "mental confidence" while performing.

All these aspects take time and practice to acquire, but are very important for a trumpet player in order to make trumpet playing fun, exciting, and rewarding.


Education

University of Washington
BA BM

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Music

General Music,

General Music

20 years as a professional trumpet player. BA/BM covering Music Theory, Music Performance, Music History and General Music Education. 20 years of private and group instruction covering all aspects of music education.
Trumpet,

Trumpet

20 years experience as a professional trumpet player. Performed world wide. Cover every aspect and styles of playing including high upper register (lead trumpet playing). Have performed with various famous performers such as Randy Brecker, Earl Turner and Kenny James. Currently working as a full-time musician in NYC with some of the top booking companies in the city.
Voice (Music),

Voice (Music)

I've been singing since the age of 6. Acquired "Tenor" vocal training for over 3 years. Performed with a major Seattle based choir "Brahams Requiem". Been singing lead and backup vocals for past 15 years in a wide range of "Top 40 Bands, Corporate events, high-end weddings and various solo projects.
Music Theory

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Very friendly, patient trumpet tutor

John was very supportive of my goals and offered me several unique exercises to help me begin playing again after many, many years away from the instrument. He made me feel completely at ease.

Paula, 1 lesson with John
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$70/hour

John B.

$70/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact John

Response time: 29 minutes