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About Brandon Dicks

Brandon Dicks
Brandon Dicks
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Speaks: English
Instructs: French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet
Education: Doctorate in Trumpet Performance: Arizona State University Expected May 2023 Masters in Trumpet Performance and Music Composition (Double Degree) 2017-2020 Bachelor's in Music Education 2012-2017
Performance Experience: Over 20 Multi-Track Videos featured on Youtube all Recorded, Arranged and Produced by Brandon Dicks Chamber Brass Experience: Phoenix Brass Collective Salt River Brass Valley Trio Valley Brass Orchestral Experience Broad Street Orchestra Manchester Symphony Columbus Symphony Solo Experience: International Trumpet Competition Over 10 Recitals Performed across the Country
Teaching Experience: Total 9 Years of Private Teaching Experience Total 12 Years of Group Teaching Experience Private Teaching Experience Teaching Assistant: Arizona State University August 2020-May 2022 Music and Arts: West Hartford, CT May 2019-July 2020 Artist Collective: West Hartford, CT January 2018-2019 Schwob Prep Academy May 2016-July 2017
Teaching Philosophy: To Progress as a Musician, students must not only understand the fundamentals, but obtain the ability to creatively experiment with new information. Lessons are more about discussions and collaboration, with lots of modeling. However, there must be material to ground the student effectively and use the information effectively. With this, I teach all students the same core concepts of how their instrument works, but adjust the language and depth to be assessable to the specific individual.

Get to know Brandon Dicks

I am Brandon Dicks a Trumpeter, Composer, and Teacher. There are many things that I do, such as being the Co-Director of the Trumpeter’s Multi-Track Competition and Seminar, and the Marketing and Social Media Director of Rhode Island Recording Ensemble. I also run a YouTube Channel featuring over 50 videos with over 115K Views, featuring self-produced performance videos, and score videos of original compositions. I am also an award-winning Composer with overall 59 published compositions as well as a published teaching etude book entitled, Scales with Character. In the past, I was also a trumpet artist for the Next Generation Trumpet Competition and the Associate Music Editor and Production Manager of

the New Baroque Soloists.
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I am ABD in my Doctorate in Trumpet Performance at Arizona State University with Joe Burgstaller. During my time at ASU, I taught a total of 18 different students privately with many diverse backgrounds. My Master’s degree was a double degree in Trumpet Performance and Music Composition from the University of Hartford where I studied trumpet with Phil Snedecor. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Columbus State University where I studied with Robert Murray.
Brandon Dicks teaches at:
3755 S Gilbert Rd Suite 108
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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