- Skill Levels
- Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
- Jazz, classical, solo and chamber, Latin, R&B, pop
- Lesson Duration
- 30 minutes
- Age Groups
I stand on the shoulders of giants. I've studied with the late Bill Adam and several of his students, most notably Karl Sievers of Oklahoma State University and John Carroll of the San Antonio Symphony. Solid basics of breathing, tone production and finger technique are the keys to greatness. Everything else is icing on the cake.
I've played trumpet and loved music since I was in The Tijuana Brats, a Tijuana Brass cover band, in the 6th grade. 15 years in the military band system playing in a dozen foreign countries and most of the US states for audiences from grade school to 5 sitting, former and future presidents. There's no style I haven't played in a 45 year career.
45 years professional player, 15 years Air Force Band. Former Besson sponsored artist, International Trumpet Guild, Texas Bandmasters Assn.
ITG member, MTNA member