I have loved music for as long as I can remember. So I've never questioned whether I could do it. So it amazes me how many people say things like "I wish I had musical talent" or "I wish I had kept playing." Modern research has shown that the best players are the ones that put in the most time playing and practicing, not the most talented. To play music, you just have to start. To play music well, you need to get good coaching and practice what you've learned. It's that simple. I believe everyone should play something.
One of the things that sets my teaching style apart from others is that I believe every person has unique goals, personality & lifestyle. I tailor my approach to meet the needs of the individual student.
There is another factor that sets my approach apart from other teachers. Because I've spent my whole adult life making a living as a professional trumpet player, I've had to wear a lot of hats and learn a lot of music. I've found some very efficient ways to learn & practice. I call these turbocharged techniques "Kung Fu for Trumpet." Using the most efficient means of learning allows us to get to the music sooner.
You can find out more about me by clicking the website link above. On my site, you'll find my bio, photos, music and video. I'd be glad to answer any questions you may have. Just fill out the form and I'll be calling you back ASAP.
Education / Training
Greg attended Virginia Commonwealth University first as a Trumpet Performance major, then as one of VCU's first Jazz Studies majors. While there, he played in Ellis Marsalis' Jazz Quintet along with current first call New York Jazz Musicians James Genus & Clarence Penn.
Greg has toured and recorded with Grammy Winner Stephanie Mills. He played on Cruise Ships for six years. In fact he met his wife while playing on the original "Love boat" seen in the popular television series.
Greg has played or recorded with numerous pop, jazz and salsa stars. Click on the website link above for more.
He taught band classes in private schools for three years while living in San Francisco.
Greg has had full & part time positions at Walt Disney World and continues to be a sub with the Main Street Philharmonic as well as Grand Floridian Society Band.
Currently, he freelances and works with trumpet students at Winter Park High School, Timber Creek High School and Windy Hill Middle School.
Greg's past students have gone on to study at University of Central Florida, University of South Florida and Juliard School of Music.
Greg LIttle Group - Caravan LIve
Greg's Trumpet Solo - Marvin Gaye's Inner City Blues
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