Ryan Hobbs Trumpet Lessons

Ryan Hobbs Trumpet Lessons

5.0 (4)
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

Ryan is adjunct Faculty at Elgin Community College, and teaches lessons at Geneva HS, Elgin Larkin HS, Neuqua Valley HS and Metea Valley HS. 

He also offers lessons from his home in Geneva, serving students from St. Charles, Batavia, Aurora, Elgin, Kaneland, West Chicago, Bartlett, Winfield, West Chicago, Sugar Grove, Sycamore, Dekalb, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, North Aurora, Carol Stream and Glen Ellyn. 

Email Ryan to set up a lesson: [email protected]

BM- DePaul University 2006

MM- UW-Milwaukee 2009

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Geneva, IL 60134
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4 Reviews


  • Annika Templin

    Great teacher and great knowledge of the trumpet! He is understanding of students, knows how to give good advice, and knows how to guide people in the right direction. I’ve been taking lessons with him for 6 years, and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

  • John K

    I wanted to take lessons from Ryan primarily to become a jazz trumpet player. I have learned from him that in order to do so, I had to first learn to play the trumpet, which I am doing through flow studies, technical studies and etudes Ryan is teaching me. I think his approach is more in line with how Wynton Marsalis or Al Hirt became great jazz trumpeters, having first learned as much as possible about playing the trumpet. After 9 months with Ryan, my range has expanded, I understand more about music theory and I am playing with more efficiency and confidence. Also, his dog will only sing along with me and no one else.

  • Vasudha Ganesan

    My son has been learning from Ryan for four years. Ryan is always positive and encouraging. He is an amazing musician and instructor. Under Ryan's guidance, my son has steadily improved in his music.

  • Sameer Jain

    My experience with Mr. Hobbs has always been very helpful and professional. His level of experience is clearly reflected through his teaching and playing, and I would readily recommend him as an instructor.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I believe in approaching every student in a supportive and kind way, and building on their natural gifts and abilities. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Bachelor of Music- DePaul University 2006

Master of Music- UW-Milwaukee 2009

I have over 15 years teaching experience at all levels from beginner to collegiate and adult students. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$25- 30 minutes 

$37.50- 45 minutes 

$50- 60 minutes 

How did you get started teaching?

Trumpet and music are my life’s work, and I began teaching in high school. 

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and levels. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I performed with the Chicago Sinfonettia at Orchestra Hall in Chicago. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Hire me!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What kinds of materials will they need for school?  What kind of (if any) musical background do they have?

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