Olympic College - Jazz, University of Washington
My name is Jim Knodle! I teach trumpet here at Burien Music & Arts.
I first fell in love with music when I was four and heard Duke Ellington on the radio. I started playing trumpet in the fourth grade and never stopped! Trumpet has taken me all over the country, and I’ve played many genres such as rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, hip hop, symphony, jazz, and improvised music! Music has brought me more joy than anything else could bring anyone; when I teach, I try to make every student feel the same way. Trumpet is very physical, so I’m careful to make sure that people get the right physical foundation for successful playing.
I don’t care what people want to play - I just want to help them play.