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Brad B.
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Level up your trumpet skills with personalized lessons form a seasoned musician
I have been teaching band for over ten years in public and private schools, specializing in trumpet, saxophone and trombone, but able to teach beginning and intermediate clarinet, baritone/euphonium, and percussion as well. I love what I do! Music is a gift and something we can all enjoy as long as we live! Whether you are a band student in middle or high school looking to improve your skills outside of the classroom or someone who has never played an instrument before (No matter your age) but always wanted (It's never too late!), all are welcome. Let's work together to help you reach your musical goals!
About Brad B.

Greeting! I specialize in teaching trumpet, trombone, saxophone and clarinet. I have taught music at practically every level from Pre-Kindergarten through college (three years on staff with the band program at Cornerstone University), and have run multiple successful mid/high school band programs over the course of my 10+ years of teaching. My bands have consistently received 1st division ratings at both the district and state levels of the MSBOA Band & Orchestra Festival. The jazz ensemble - which I started from the ground up - has also had much success in their performances around West Michigan, and the Byron Center High School Marching Band, which I am on staff with, was the 2014 MCBA State Champion in Flight III and has placed in the top 3 every year since. In 2016, I was honored to receive the BCCS Educator of the Year Award, which was voted on by all of the district teachers and staff. In 2017, I was selected as a finalist for the Grand Valley State University Charter School Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. I have performed around West Michigan with numerous ensembles in concert and jazz band settings, and love finding small groups to play with just for fun on the side, such as All Your Bass, a low brass ensemble that I play with that has its own youtube channel (see profile videos) and occasionally performs here in town. I have received consistent highly effective evaluations from my principals in all of the last five school years. Music is my thing, but it's not all of who I am. My biggest hobby outside of music is probably video games! I have all three current mainline consoles and keep up with all of the latest gaming news and releases. My favorite game of all time is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and some of my other favorites include Metroid Prime, Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, Super Mario Galaxy, Portal 2, Hitman 2, and Metal Gear Solid V. If you also enjoy gaming and want to incorporate some game music into your music lessons, I can make that happen! So that's a bit about me. If you're ready to jump in, shoot me a message and let's see if we're a good match!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2008

Education

Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting

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Teaches ages 9+

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Speaks English

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Brad B.
Teaches Online
Level up your trumpet skills with personalized lessons form a seasoned musician
I have been teaching band for over ten years in public and private schools, specializing in trumpet, saxophone and trombone, but able to teach beginning and intermediate clarinet, baritone/euphonium, and percussion as well. I love what I do! Music is a gift and something we can all enjoy as long as we live! Whether you are a band student in middle or high school looking to improve your skills outside of the classroom or someone who has never played an instrument before (No matter your age) but always wanted (It's never too late!), all are welcome. Let's work together to help you reach your musical goals!
About Brad B.

Greeting! I specialize in teaching trumpet, trombone, saxophone and clarinet. I have taught music at practically every level from Pre-Kindergarten through college (three years on staff with the band program at Cornerstone University), and have run multiple successful mid/high school band programs over the course of my 10+ years of teaching. My bands have consistently received 1st division ratings at both the district and state levels of the MSBOA Band & Orchestra Festival. The jazz ensemble - which I started from the ground up - has also had much success in their performances around West Michigan, and the Byron Center High School Marching Band, which I am on staff with, was the 2014 MCBA State Champion in Flight III and has placed in the top 3 every year since. In 2016, I was honored to receive the BCCS Educator of the Year Award, which was voted on by all of the district teachers and staff. In 2017, I was selected as a finalist for the Grand Valley State University Charter School Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. I have performed around West Michigan with numerous ensembles in concert and jazz band settings, and love finding small groups to play with just for fun on the side, such as All Your Bass, a low brass ensemble that I play with that has its own youtube channel (see profile videos) and occasionally performs here in town. I have received consistent highly effective evaluations from my principals in all of the last five school years. Music is my thing, but it's not all of who I am. My biggest hobby outside of music is probably video games! I have all three current mainline consoles and keep up with all of the latest gaming news and releases. My favorite game of all time is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and some of my other favorites include Metroid Prime, Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, Super Mario Galaxy, Portal 2, Hitman 2, and Metal Gear Solid V. If you also enjoy gaming and want to incorporate some game music into your music lessons, I can make that happen! So that's a bit about me. If you're ready to jump in, shoot me a message and let's see if we're a good match!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 9+

Speaks

Speaks English

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High School
Sep 2014 - Present
Competitive Marching Band Teacher
• Marching, visual and woodwind instructor for the 2014 MCBA State Champion Marching Band. • Worked with the rest of these bands in various capacities and time-frames since 2006 including time spent instructing “from the tower,” marking out drill on the field, assisting students in visual effects, advising on accurate marching style, leading instrument-specific sectionals, etc.
Band Director
Sep 2014 - Present
Charter School
• Expanded and modernized the 5-12 band program, enrolling the school in the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association to give students more educational performance opportunities. • Built a proud record of success with the BCCS bands, having multiple groups (concert and jazz) earn 1st division ratings at MSBOA Band & Orchestra Festivals at the district and state levels.
Adjunct Faculty and Assistant Band Director
Sep 2014 - May 2017
Cornerstone University
• Began an official part-time adjunct position as assistant band director in July 2014 after six years of gaining invaluable experience and training by doing so unofficially. • Exposed students to the masterpieces of the wind band repertoire and pushed them to the highest levels of technical and musically expressive performance.
Band Director
Sep 2009 - Jun 2014
Hudsonville Public Schools/Freedom Christian Schools
• Faculty member at Freedom Christian Schools through the shared-time teacher program at Hudsonville Public Schools. • Successfully taught K-5 General Music, 5-12 Band, and in the last year implemented Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo classes, both the first of their kind at Freedom. • Maintained order and implemented positive classroom management techniques. • Gained respect and cooperation from parents by communicating effectively and by encouraging their ideas and involvement in student learning.
Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting
Jun 2010 - Aug 2012
The American Band College of Sam Houston State University
Bachelor of Music in Education
Sep 2004 - Dec 2007
Cornerstone University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Education Certificate (Music Education, JX, K-12)
Jan 2008
State of Michigan
Finalist for the 2017 GVSU CSO Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
Jun 2017
Grand Valley State University Charter School Office
2016 BCCS Educator of the Year Award
Jun 2016
Byron Center Charter School

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Instructor details
Trumpet
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$34
45 minutes
$49
60 minutes
$59
90 minutes
$87
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30