Ryan O'Connell, Trumpet Lessons

Ryan O'Connell, Trumpet Lessons

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About this pro

Thanks for checking out my profile on Lessons.com! I am a first year master's student at the New England Conservatory where I study trumpet performance. For curriculum details and rates, please view my website below. To get in touch with me, please ONLY contact me through my website; I respond to all emails! https://www.rtoconnell-trumpet.com

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Boston, MA 02119
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  • Ray Schaefer

    knowledgable, interested, interesting, helpful, personable...all around excellent

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

A student's first lesson involves three things: first, I get to know them more as an individual and vice versa, where I also talk about my teaching style and approach. Then, I will ask them what their goals are; what do they want to accomplish... in a month? In six months? In a year? Finally, I have them play for me-- a piece they are comfortable with and something that is easy to sight read. I try to 'test' various aspects of their playing so I know what their strengths and weaknesses are as a trumpet player.

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

-MM Trumpet Performance, New England Conservatory (Expected Spring 2021)

-BM Music Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

-Licensed as a K-12 Teacher in the state of Massachusetts

-BM Trumpet Performance, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

-6 years of teaching private lessons

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

Don't be afraid to ask them specific and honest questions! A teacher's job is to not just teach your son/daughter, but to INSPIRE them. Ask about specific approaches they take during lessons. Also, ask them to PLAY for you. You can be a great teacher and not be a strong player and you can also be a strong player but not a great teacher. The difference between great and spectacular is if you can find an even balance between both.

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