Ryan O'Connell, Trumpet Lessons

Ryan O'Connell, Trumpet Lessons

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About this pro

My name is Ryan and I am a freelance trumpet player in the Boston area. A recent graduate of the New England Conservatory, I've had trumpet students from all walks of life: from ages 8-60, total beginners to the comeback player, and from various language and cultural barriers. With these experiences, I know what it takes to accomodate a wide range of learning needs so each student gets the most out of their lessons. As an active performer and passionate mindset coach, I also know what it takes to build healthy and sustainable mindsets and habits. Email now at [email protected] to set up a free consoltation!

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Boston, MA 02119
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1 Review

5.0

  • 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

-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

-Seven 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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