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.
Chris is challenging me beyond my comfort level. No other instructor has been able to help me because they didn’t push me to succeed. If you really want to improve your playing Dr, Heldt is the teacher you want. I highly recommend him.
He is very patient. He gives good encouragement. He is a very nice guy and tries to show her what to do by playing his instrument and getting her to match his sounds.
Evaluate where they are at in their musical development and then determine the best course of study.
Three degrees in music from accredited universities.
B.M.- N. Dakota State University
D.M.A.- University of Georgia
$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.
I began working with local high school kids while doing my undergraduate degree in music performance.
All kinds and levels. From complete beginners to college music majors.
Make sure the teacher is reputable and has legitimate experience in their field.
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?