Instrumental Music Lessons

Instrumental Music Lessons

5.0 (1)
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

I have a Bachelors of Music Education from The College of New Jersey. I have played trumpet for 30 years and taught private lessons for 20+ years. I have played in brass bands, jazz bands, pit orchestras for musicals, symphony orchestras, wind ensembles, brass quintets, and other various ensembles. I was a member of the Princeton Brass Band for 15 years. I also have been playing trumpet for church masses since highschool in many different religous denomiations. I love to teach all ages about music. I can also teach all band instruments.  Feel free to contact me anytime for your musical needs! 

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I love teaching the joy of music! I believe that music is a essential part of our well being. The bonding effect of music has the abilty to stretch beyond many disiplines. Music inspires us as individuals and connects us with larger groups of people. It creates space for people to gather together with a shared goal. The effects of music are so powerful. Music education builds community's and self-discipline. Being a music educator allows me to teach music on many different instruments. It allows me to reach multiple interests of expression not limiting just one voice or genre but extending them to reach a greater audience. I love to play and inspire people who enjoy music. 

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Trenton, NJ 08648
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1 Review

5.0

  • Alan Takasugi

    Jason taught me trumpet for years, through middle school and high school, and was excellent. Very patient and importantly very sensitive to my skill level at any given time. He did a great job pushing me to improve, while still keeping me interested with a mix of the classic exercises (still have my old Arban's book) and some of the more fun stuff (Jazz improvisation books w/CDs were a great discovery). This all culminated in my being selected for a chair in the NJ All-State Jazz Ensemble - couldn't have done it without Jason!



FAQs


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

Every student is at a different level when playing an instrument snd has different interests and inspirations, which motivates them to sound as good as what they hear from their favorite musicians. This is where it all starts. As a music teacher, I have to see what you have learned so far to be able to continue to teach you the fundementals of what we should know to be successful in the music we play. Practice time and skills are needed to achieve goals. Some people do have a natural talent, but everyone is capable of making music. Inspiration and self confidence are so important. 


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

BA in Music Education-The College Of New Jersey

Able to teach all of the instruments in a band or orchestra. 

I have been playing trumpet for over 30 years and teaching for 20+ years.

I have performed with many different bands playing many different genres. I started playing instruments when I was 13 years old.

I was top salesperson in the country for the music retail industry for 14+ Years helping and guiding musicians from all genre's of music and facilitating instruments, lessons, musical merchandise that is appropropiate for success of any musician. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught students ages 10 years through adult, from beginners to advanced.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Playing with the Princeton Brass band for National Competions and local concerts has given me the opportunity to continue to play music for audiences, be inspired, and maintain my musicianship. 


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

Try to find a teacher who will inspire you to love what you do, practice, help you create the sound you want. A teacher who will give you the skills to understand who you are, what you want, and how you can achieve these goals in your musical life. Not every musician is perfect everytime they play their instrument. It takes practice, patience, and persistance to do whats good for you. Find a teacher who will give you freedom in your musical desires but push you to do better for yourself. 


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

Think of the goals in which you want to have completed before starting lessons. If your not sure of the requirements, ask the teacher what goals they might expect of you. 

How much practice time do I have to play my instrument?

What exercises should I practice to achieve a certain goal?

What is a good warm up routine for my instrument?


Lessons offered

Music Teachers Trumpet Lessons