Chris Heldt Music Studio
My name is Chris, and I have been playing trumpet for over twenty years. I grew up in the TX public schools and was a two time TMEA All-State Musician. I hold three degrees in music from accredited universities: DMA at UGA, MM at UT-Austin, BM at NDSU.
I enjoy teaching and helping others, and have a patient, kind approach to working with people. Music is a wonderful gift that we can all share in, and I am happy to pass on what I have gained from my musical experiences.
Teaching and working with people is fulfilling. One can learn, adjust, and grow a lot no matter what side of the education relationship they are on. Music is fun and great to share with others.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Evaluate where they are at in their musical development and then determine the best course of study.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Three degrees in music from accredited universities.
B.M.- N. Dakota State University
D.M.A.- University of Georgia
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$30 for a half hour lesson.
$60 for a one hour lesson.
I often travel to the students' homes for lessons, so a small amount will be added (+$5-10) for travel/fuel costs if that is the case.
How did you get started teaching?
I began working with local high school kids while doing my undergraduate degree in music performance.
What types of students have you worked with?
All kinds and levels. From complete beginners to college music majors.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Make sure the teacher is reputable and has legitimate experience in their field.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are their goals and aspirations? What type of playing do you want to progress in? What pieces or books might they want to learn out of?