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About Brian Wargel

Brian Wargel
Brian Wargel
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Columbia, SC
Speaks: English
Instructs: Baritone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Education: Bachelor in Instrumental Music Education from Indiana University. SC Certified Music Educator in Columbia, SC. National Board Certified
Performance Experience: Freelance trombone for hire throughout South Carolina. Capital City Brass trombonist. Bass Trombone with the Palmetto Concert Band.
Teaching Experience: 20 years experience teaching band and instrumental music at the middle school level in New Mexico and South Carolina.
Teaching Philosophy: Every student is responsible for advancing their own learning. The teacher's role in this learning is for guidance, modeling, and support.

Get to know Brian Wargel

Brian Wargel is in his 19th year of teaching and 12th year at Kelly Mill.  He began teaching in Memphis, TN at Kirby Middle School in the Memphis City School system.  He then taught for 6 years in Clovis, NM where his bands were featured at NMMEA State Convention, the concert band in 2004 and the Jazz band in 2005.  Bands in Clovis received consistent superior ratings at state concert festival and the Greater Southwest Music Festival in Amarillo, TX.  Before returning to South Carolina, he opened the Clovis 9th Grade Academy where the band earned superior ratings at festival in it’s first year of existence.    
 
He is a graduate of Lexington High School, in Lexington, SC and holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree in Instrumental Music from Indiana University.  Mr. Wargel received his National Board Certification in Music/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood in 2010.  His professional affiliations include The International Trombone Association, the National Association for Music Education, the South Carolina Band Directors Association, and the South Carolina Music Educations Association.   
 
Mr. Wargel is in demand as a trombone clinician and teacher.  He performs currently as bass  trombone for the Palmetto Concert Band in Columbia, SC.  He has performed formerly with the Mercedes Knights Big Band in Memphis, Star of Indiana Brass Theater in Bloomington, ‘Dem Bones in Columbia, and various chamber ensembles throughout the state of Indiana and South Carolina.  
 
Mr. Wargel resides in Columbia with his wife, Jennifer, and three children, Christopher, Emma, and Piper.   
Brian Wargel teaches at:
4611 Hard Scrabble Rd Suite 112
Columbia, SC 29229
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