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About Bradley Rathe

Brad Rathe
Bradley Rathe
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Aurora, IL
Speaks: English, German
Instructs: French Horn, Trumpet
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory & History from University of Notre Dame Bachelor of Music Education from Elmhurst University
Performance Experience: University of Notre Dame Band of the Fighting Irish, Elmhurst University Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band, Vandercook College of Music Graduate Ensemble
Teaching Experience: Middle School Band, Upper Brass Private Lessons at Music & Arts
Teaching Philosophy: Students need a strong grounding in fundamentals, but I believe in tailoring lessons to the student's interest, as well. It helps to find the joy in music!

Get to know Bradley Rathe

Hi, I'm Brad, and I teach upper brass here at Music & Arts in Fox Valley.

I have been involved in music since childhood, starting to play the trumpet in 5th grade.  I enjoyed Band and music in general throughout high school, going on to major in Music Theory at the University of Notre Dame and Music Education at Elmhurst College.

I have been lucky enough to perform with the Band of the Fighting Irish at venues as varied as the Alamo and Yankee Stadium.  On starting my second degree from Elmhurst College, I performed with the Wind Ensemble at Symphony Center in Chicago and experienced teaching trumpet and horn at schools in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

I currently teach middle school band at a school here in the western suburbs, continue to play French Horn in Elmhurst University's Symphonic Band, and am pursuing a Master of Music Education degree at Vandercook College of Music.

I look forward to meeting you to help you play trumpet or horn!

Bradley Rathe teaches at:
385 S Route 59
Aurora, IL 60504
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