Areas of Instruction
Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Baritone
Mr. Kessler has been teaching elementary band and orchestra in Prince George’s County Public Schools since 2006. Mr. Kessler’s other teaching experience includes private studio lessons. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education (2006) and a Masters in Music Performance (2013) from Towson University. While at Towson his primary trumpet teachers were Luis Engelke and Rene Hernandez. Mr. Kessler currently holds an Advanced Teaching Certificate from Maryland State Department of Education. He is a former member of the Anne Arundel County Community Band and Symphony Orchestra, and former Principal Trumpet of the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra.
Private lesson assignments will include: selected studies, etudes, solos, technical exercises, and other specific exercises designed to improve fundamentals in brass performance. Fundamentals of brass performance include technique, breath control, intonation, sound production, etc. Advanced students will acquire an extensive interpretive knowledge of music styles (Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and Twentieth Century/Modern). Apply this interpretive knowledge in the execution of the orchestral, solo, and chamber music repertoire for the trumpet and other brass instruments. Students will also perform a variety of solo literature with the purpose of developing performance skills and professional-level stage presence, self-confidence, and musical independence.