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Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups

Derrick Montgomery

I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Florida State University and have been teaching students ages 8-24 for about five years
Teaching Philosophy

I believe in working from the students' strengths in order to address areas that need improvement. I generally try to avoid too many technical/physical instructions as they can clutter the brain and make learning more difficult. The best way to learn music is through music.


Currently a member of the Florida State University Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Chamber Winds and Opera Orchestra

Semifinalist for the National Trumpet Competition 2014

Recipient of the Sudler Prize in Music

Former intern and substitute Teaching Artist with the Atlanta Music Project

Formerly a member of the New Atlanta Philharmonic and Ludwig Symphony Orchestra


Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors - Emory University (2013)
Master of Music - Florida State University (Anticipated Graduation May 2015)