Trumpet Lessons | Cornet Lessons, Singing Lessons | Artist development, Song Writing Workshops, Jazz Improvisation Lessons
- Pricing: $30 for thirty minutes
- Styles: Jazz, blues, pop, soul
- Suitability: 10 and up. Beginner to advanced
I’ve been a professional musician for 28 years. I’m a founding and current member of rock and roll hall of fame members, Supergroove and I’m very busy with my current band Hopetoun Brown who were finalists for the Taite prize in 2017 and we’re about to release our third album and play a string of high profile music festivals such as WOMAD and Splore. I’ll use my knowledge and experience to help you develop sound practical disciplines to help you achieve your musical goals.
Currently I teach vocals at Henderson High School. I coach NCEA vocal students at levels 1,2 and 3. I’ve been a lead vocalist for a long time and I have a lot of valuable experience in live and studio situations.
I also teach trumpet and trombone at ACG college, Parnell, years 6, 7 and 8.
I’ve guested on trumpet and Trombone for the likes of Dave Dobbyn, Don McGlashan, Tami Nielson, Marlon Williams, Lawrence Arabia, Six60, Conan Moccasin and many more. I’m a multi-instrumentalist and specialise in Trumpet, lead vocals and trombone.
I teach trumpet with a thorough grounding in solid technique and classical etudes, I keep it as fun as possible with a wide selection of jazz and blues tunes.
We’ll work on embouchure strength, endurance, flexibility and develop good discipline and practice habits.
With Vocal lessons I’m focussed on contemporary styles, from Soul classics, to jazz standards via alt country and R&B.
I like to work closely on vocal arrangements with students and work on a solid foundation of good warm up habits and projection technique. You don’t come home from a 36 date national tour with your voice intact if you have sloppy technique. Let me show you how it’s done.
Kids or adults welcome. It’s never too late!