Students In Action!
This video features my now former student Chris Drennan. Chris began studying with my in May 2014. Chris recently graduated from Santa Teresa High School in San Jose, CA and will be pursuing his Bachelors in Music Theory at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA this coming August. While at Santa Teresa Chris was highly involved with the music program where he played trumpet in the Marching band, Jazz I Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Symphonic Band, Musicals, etc. He was also a member of the esteemed San Jose Jazz All Stars, the premier youth jazz ensemble sponsored by San Jose Jazz and San Jose State University. The following videos feature Chris sight reading a classical duet with me from the Selected Duet Book II and the 2nd video features Chris performing an original composition he wrote entitled Be Rational based on the Jazz Standard It Could Happen To You.
This video features my now former student Kentaro Mori. Kentaro began studying trumpet with me as a Freshman back in the Spring of 2012. Kentaro attended high school at Homestead High School in Sunnyvale, CA and will be pursuing his Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. As a student at Homestead High School was very active in the music program in and outside of school. Kentaro was a member of the prestigious Homestead marching band and Symphonic Band where they traveled to New York twice to perform at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and at Carnegie Hall. Outside of school Kentaro was a member of the San Jose Jazz Allstars and the CMEA Youth Jazz Ensemble. He was fortunate to have made it in the 2015 California Allstate Honor Band and was a member of the Santa Clara County Honor Band for 3 years. The following video features Kentaro playing an excerpt from the Artunian Trumpet Concerto as well as the Jazz Standard There Will Never Be Another You.
This video features my student Kai Doitel. He has been studying trumpet with me since January 2014. He's currently 7 years old and is going on to 2nd grade this fall. The youngest of all my student, Kai is performing Take Me Out To The Ball Game in this video.
This video features my student Samuel Yee. He has been studying trumpet with me since February 2014. He's currently 13 years old and in the 7th grade. He recently auditioned for a trumpet spot in the El Camino Symphony Sinfonia, which he was deservingly accepted. Samuel also plays trumpet in his junior high concert and jazz band. This video features Samuel performing Romance in Eb.
This video features my student Keenan Eng. He's been studying trumpet with me since September 2013. He''s currently 11 years old and in the 6th grade. He recently performed this piece for CMEA Solo Festival and received an Excellent Rating. The video features Keenan playing the Etude #5 from the Melodious Etude Trumpet Selections comprised & edited by Larry Clark & Sean O'loughlin.
This video features my student Rachel Gringorten. She's been studying trumpet with me since August 2013. She's currently 13 years old and in the 8th grade. Outside of her school music ensembles, she plays trumpet in the California Youth Symphony and will be fortunate to travel to Spain this coming June with the ensemble to perform. The video features Rachel and I playing a duet from the Selected Duet Book (#2) -pg 52-53.
The current video features my student Sean Mignosa. He's been taking private lessons with me since Spring of 2014, but I have been teaching him since he was in 6th grade at Buchser Middle School. He's currently a Freshman in High School. The video features him playing Charlier Etude #1.
The current video features a group of my 5th grade students in Mountain View, CA performing Jingle Bells, from Standard of Excellence Book 1.