Hi, my name is Lara Wilhelm and I am a trumpet player. I have been playing for 9 years now! I have been teaching trumpet lessons for 5 years! I am an easy going and relaxed teacher, but I will push you to be better at your craft! My goals as a teacher are to improve your skills on your instrument while getting to have fun! Music making is fun and it should be! My teaching strategies are based on the experiences you have as a musician. The goal is important, but the journey to the goal is even more so! Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years, take lessons with me and have fun while learning music! I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your musical goals!"Lara D. Wilhelm is a trumpet player who recently graduated with a B.A. in music education and a B.M. in trumpet performance from West Liberty University where she studied privately with Dr. Matthew Inkster. She is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi national society for educators. She is also a member of NAfME, the national association for music education. She served as the NAfME West Liberty University Chapter Vice-President in 2012. She was the principal trumpet of the West Liberty University Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and the Wheeling Youth Orchestra. She has participated in master classes with Vincent DiMartino, Ryan Anthony, and members of the American Brass Quintet. She has been the brass instructor for the McGuffey High School Marching Band from 2010 until 2014, located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. She has also been an instructor at the McGuffey Middle School Summer Music Camp for middle school instrumentalists and beginning band students. She has maintained a small private studio consisting of high school and middle school students brass players. She currently teaches high school general music and chorus."