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Private Instruction

Trumpet | Music Theory | Marching | Ensemble Coaching

  Now accepting students for private lessons and ensemble coachings

  for Summer 2019  


David has over a decade of performing and educating experience. Currently he is the Lead High Brass Instructor at Kalamazoo Kids in Tune, an elementary and middle-school orchestral immersion program. In the past he has maintained private studios with students of all ages, has been a staff instructor with Legends Drum and Bugle Corps, and multiple award-winning high school marching bands across the state of Michigan.

Whether your student is just beginning or is preparing for college auditions, David will provide challenging lessons that push students to fulfill their potential. Using a holistic approach, David evaluates the student's skill level on their instrument as well as their personal goals for growth to develop an individualized plan for achievement in life as well as the chosen area of instruction.


Science tells us that it is much harder to learn and retain new information if you're not having fun! Though the end goal is student growth and success, I ensure retention by keeping lessons fun and engaging using varied teaching styles, techniques, and focusing on multiple related areas of development. I believe that personal development is as important as (and sometimes more than) musical growth and that is reflected in my teaching style.


Flexible Options to Meet Your Needs

Weekly or Bi-Weekly Lessons

Summertime and school-year availability offers consistency and goal-oriented progress over time. Great for beginners, kids in school, comeback players, or school sectionals.

Single Lessons

Available year-round, single lessons are useful for addressing singular issues or as mock auditions. Perfect for students with upcoming auditions, solo & ensemble competitions, recitals, or sectional coachings.

Flex-Pack Lessons

The best of both worlds, Flex-Pack lessons offer a package deal for multiple lessons without needing to commit to specific times far in advance. This is a popular summertime option.
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