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I feel confident to answer all questions regarding trumpet and brass performing, practice techniques, and equipment inquiries. We never stop being "students" in music as we strive to grow technically and musically over our lifetime. Music is something that truly individualizes people and I would treat every question based on the individual asking the question.

Experience in the area

I have been performing on trumpet for over 30 years. I have taught privately for over 20 years and in the public schools for 5 years. I have taught and performed in drum and bugle corps, bands, ensembles, and solo.


Bugles Across America
International Trumpet Guild
VHHS Alumni Band
University of Montevallo Music Alumni
Madison Scouts Booster Organization

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Bachelor's Degree from the University of Montevallo in Music Education.
Over 20 years of private instruction (various individuals).
5 years of instructing and performing in drum and bugle corps.

Awards and Honors

Alabama Assistant State Director for Bugles Across America - 2009-2010
Alabama State Director for Bugles Across America - 2010-Present
University of Montevallo Student MENC President - 1991-1992
Principal Trumpet - University of Montevallo - 1990-1992
Nuncie Leberte Music Scholarship - 1987-1988

Past/Present Clients

Vestavia Hills High School
University of Montevallo
Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps
CorpsVets Drum and Bugle Corps

What do you like about this subject?

I love music and having played the trumpet for so many years, I want to be able to help others appreciate music and this great instrument.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to achieve and learn all that I can.

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2016-06-21 trumpet playing:

Andrew,    I'm not totally sure I understand your question but I will try based on what I see the question as.    Trumpet notes are individual notes. Gb and G are 2 different notes. However, a very well

2015-11-08 Silver polish:

As long as the polish you used did not have an abrasive nature, you should be fine. Now, BRASSO does work well on brass. The key is to lightly SPONGE it on, let it dry a little and then with a very soft

2015-11-05 What Key Is This BellingTrumpet In:

Ian,    Great looking horn.    I am unsure based on the photos but it looks like you have a Bb to a convertible Eb or D. Without matching the pitches on the horn to a piano it's hard for me to tell just

2015-06-11 trumpet embrochure:

Joel,    Thanks for the response.    If you can't see what mouthpiece you are playing, let's remedy that as soon as possible. I'd try a few. The local music store should let you bring your horn and try

2015-06-10 Trumpet Performance:

RH,    The only red flag I saw MIGHT be the 5C. Can I assume he had developed this tonal sound or did he come to you with it?    The 5C may be too small for his embouchure. Try out some mouthpieces next


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