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Franklin D.
Belmont, California
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Learn tuba with ease from an experienced musician and teacher.
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Learn how to play / improve your playing on Tuba. Learn the language of music. Become a great reader and improvisor! I cover all the basics of playing: breathing, technique, rhythm, style, improvisation, etc. We can also learn some music history and theory, and play duets. I teach all ages, and I tailor my teaching to each individual student. With over 30 years playing and teaching the brass instruments, I make lessons educational, productive and fun.
About Franklin D.

I am a San Francisco native and a graduate of Lowell High School and San Francisco State University, where I earned degrees in music performance and education. I teach all the brass instruments at my studio in Belmont, at Skyline College in San Bruno, and at Manor Music in Pacifica. I have also taught on the faculties of San Francisco Community Music Center and Walnut Creek Civic Arts. As Trumpeter, Arranger & Bandleader, I lead three of the Bay Area's finest musical groups: The Brassworks, Gabriel's Trumpets, and The Memorial Brass. I perform with Symphony Parnassus, Golden Gate Park Band, Golden Gate Symphony, The E-Ticket Band, Silicon Gulch Jazz Band and the Kally Price Blues Band. I am also Jazz Cornetist and Musical Arranger for San Francisco’s long-running immersive theatrical show The Speakeasy. With over 30 years playing and teaching the brass instruments, I know how to make our lessons educational, productive and fun. In our lessons, I cover all the basics of playing: breathing, technique, rhythm, style, improvisation, etc. You’ll learn the language of music, some music history and theory, and we’ll play duets. As you apply yourself to your musical studies, you will experience improvement and be able to attain your musical goals.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1981

Education

BM, MM (Music Education, Music Performance)

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks English,

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Franklin D.
Belmont, California
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Learn tuba with ease from an experienced musician and teacher.
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Learn how to play / improve your playing on Tuba. Learn the language of music. Become a great reader and improvisor! I cover all the basics of playing: breathing, technique, rhythm, style, improvisation, etc. We can also learn some music history and theory, and play duets. I teach all ages, and I tailor my teaching to each individual student. With over 30 years playing and teaching the brass instruments, I make lessons educational, productive and fun.
About Franklin D.

I am a San Francisco native and a graduate of Lowell High School and San Francisco State University, where I earned degrees in music performance and education. I teach all the brass instruments at my studio in Belmont, at Skyline College in San Bruno, and at Manor Music in Pacifica. I have also taught on the faculties of San Francisco Community Music Center and Walnut Creek Civic Arts. As Trumpeter, Arranger & Bandleader, I lead three of the Bay Area's finest musical groups: The Brassworks, Gabriel's Trumpets, and The Memorial Brass. I perform with Symphony Parnassus, Golden Gate Park Band, Golden Gate Symphony, The E-Ticket Band, Silicon Gulch Jazz Band and the Kally Price Blues Band. I am also Jazz Cornetist and Musical Arranger for San Francisco’s long-running immersive theatrical show The Speakeasy. With over 30 years playing and teaching the brass instruments, I know how to make our lessons educational, productive and fun. In our lessons, I cover all the basics of playing: breathing, technique, rhythm, style, improvisation, etc. You’ll learn the language of music, some music history and theory, and we’ll play duets. As you apply yourself to your musical studies, you will experience improvement and be able to attain your musical goals.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1981

Education

BM, MM (Music Education, Music Performance)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English,

Speaks

Has background check

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My son is very happy with his lessons. He has been playing the tuba in his school band for a few years and was able to improve his skills and make progress from the very first lesson with Franklin.

Posted Aug 24, 2020
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Franklin is very detail oriented, patient and a good role model. My child really enjoy the lessons with him.

Posted Jul 27, 2020
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Franklin was so patient with my 14-year-old son. We look forward to our next lesson.

Posted Oct 10, 2018
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Sep 1983 - Present
Private business
Trumpeter/Arranger/Bandleader, founded and leads several fine musical ensembles: The Brassworks Quinet, The Brassworks Band, Gabriel's Trumpets, and The Memorial Brass. Franklin is a San Francisco native and a graduate of Lowell High School and San Francisco State University, where he earned degrees in music performance and education. He teaches all the brass instruments at his studio in Belmont, at Skyline College in San Bruno, and at Manor Music in Pacifica.
BM, MM (Music Education, Music Performance)
Sep 1973 - May 1981
San Francisco State University
English
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Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Bugles Across America
Sep 2001
Bugles Across America, NFP was founded in 2000 by Tom Day, when Congress passed legislation stating that Veterans have a right to at least two uniformed military people to fold the flag and play Taps on a CD player. Bugles Across America was founded to take this a step further. In recognition of the service these Veterans have provided to their country, we felt that they each deserve a live rendition of Taps by a real bugler. To this end, we are actively seeking capable volunteers to provide this valuable service to Veterans and their families.
American Federation of Musicians
May 1974
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Instructor details
Tuba
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Harbor Blvd., Belmont, CA
Student's Home
Student's Home
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
$50
45 minutes
$75
60 minutes
$100
75 minutes
$125
90 minutes
$150
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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