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Christopher Espy
Braemore, Williamsburg VA, 23188
Instruments: Horn, Other, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Other
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience: 10 years
Rate: $50 / hr
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Personal Statement
 
I received my Doctorate in Musical Arts from Music at Rutgers University in January 2017, and have over ten years of professional teaching and performing experience. Whether you are just starting out on a horn or have a few years under your belt, I can help you realize your musical potential and show you how rewarding playing a musical instrument can be!

*** Lesson Details ***
The focus of each lesson depends heavily on the level of each student... beginning students can expect a larger portion of the instruction to focus on fundamentals and music reading so as to lay a foundation for further success. For these students I will generally work out of an existing band method as these are more than adequate, and perhaps add a few supplemental materials which in include simple exercises specific to the instrument, scale patterns, and rhythm/music reading examples.

More advanced students can expect to review proper technique and work on appropriate etudes and solo repertoire. I spend a lot of time working on practice technique. Confidence building if necessary. If the student plays in a jazz band we can work on bebop/swing/improvisation as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a stand, tuner, metronome, and video and audio recording devices should we decide to use them.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide teaching materials and can bring a music stand. Student needs working instrument, and should own a tuner, metronome, and music stand. For a tuner/metronome I recommend a Korg TM-50. Nearly anything will do for a stand but I'd avoid a flimsy fold-up stand. I recommend an On-Stage SM7211. Can't go wrong with a Manhasset black stand either.

*** Specialties ***
Classical solo repertoire and audition preparation. Blues and bebop improvisation. Musicality and lyricism. Technique.
 
Education / Training
 
DMA Music Performance Sep 2010 - Jan 2017
Rutgers University
MM Music Performance Sep 2008 - May 2010
Purchase College
BM Music Performance, BA Jazz Studies Sep 2003 - May 2008
University of Connecticut
 


 

I am considering taking lessons. Please contact me with further information. Thank you.
 
 
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