Brett Lemley Music

Brett Lemley Music

5.0 (8)
33 years in business

About this pro

I have 40 years of playing experience, and 30 years of teaching experience. I've played in France, Russia, Canada, and Mexico, and my students have gone on to great success, wether that be in their school band programs, or in orchestras and touring bands.

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South Riding, VA 20152
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8 Reviews


  • Mallku Luna

    Very experienced teacher. Two enthusiastic thumbs up.

  • Monica Romiti

    Brett Lemley keeps the lesson stress-free. As an adult learner, he keeps every week challenging at my level & provides helpful tips and review as necessary. I look very forward to my lesson every week. Taking up trumpet is an activity that I do to keep my brain working by learning something new and Brett makes the lesson an enriching experience. He makes definite effort to try to help the student with any sticking points.

  • Rowan Rosenblum

    He presents a fun and organized experience every lesson.

  • Jaeyoung Jin

    I am very happy to see my son started to enjoy Trumpet by playing it whenever he is available, after lesson with Brett. Now, playing Trumpet become very important hobby for my son and I appreciate Brett on helping him to find real joy in it.

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

I like to see where a student is in their skills, and find out what their goals are. Then we work on a combination of shoring up the weak spots and increasing their strengths, and we also make sure to find time to just play and learn the kind of music they want to play. If my student just wants to play in a ska band, that's where we go! 

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

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, and a Master's degree in Jazz Performance.