Senior Sales Associate
Joined in
2020
Education

University of Delaware - BM Music Education

Favorite Bands

Maynard Ferguson, Black Dyke Brass Band, The New York Philharmonic, Jimmy Eat World

Favorite Instruments

Trumpet

Performance Experience

Principal Trumpet in all Classical Ensembles at University of Delaware, Fightin' Blue Hen Marching Band (Soloist), Jazz Ensembles I & II at University of Delaware, Imperial Brass, Freelance Performer in greater-NYC area

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Jazz

Teaching Experience

Elementary School Band/Strings, High School Marching Band, Private Trumpet Instruction

George

Senior Sales Associate

There is no try, only do. - Yoda

About Me

Hello! I'm excited to be a member of the Music & Arts family after working in many other sectors of the music education community! I am a graduate of the University of Delaware, having performed as the principal trumpet/cornet in all clasical ensembles, as a soloist with the 300-plus member Fightin' Blue Hen Marching Band, and as a member of Jazz Ensembles I & II. After college, I was a band and orchestra director and marching band instructor in Central Jersey before serving as a tour operator and music festival producer for high school and college performing groups for several years, planning travel and performances around the world and in venues such as Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. I am an active performer in the greater-NYC area and continue to teach privately, having successfully prepared trumpet students for top 5 placement in All-State Ensembles and college music departments, including the Berklee School of Music, Ithaca College, Montclair State University, and more. In my free time, I am an avid hiker and mountaineer, having summited Mt. Rainier (Washington), Cayambe (Ecuador), Pico de Orizaba (Mexico), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), the entire Presidential Range (New Hampshire) in the winter, and more. I live in North Jersey with my wife, Kim, a Middle School Orchestra Director, and my cat, Lacey, who hates music. I am excited to help you select the right instrument and supplies to start your musical journey or continue your musical pursuits in the future!

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