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About Franklin Rein
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Wayne, PA
Instructs: Baritone, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Education: University of the Arts Bachelor of Music with Honors Graduated 2012
Performance Experience: Frank plays trombone in pop and funk bands like Swift Technique, gospel groups like Ode to Omni, and with many ensembles through the Philadelphia Jazz Project. He plays Bartitone Horn and Sousaphone with the West Philadelphia Orchestra, a brass band inspired by the Balkan folk traditions of Eastern Europe. Frank also performs original compositions with his own groups. Frank has recorded for many artists including: Mary J. Blige, Denzel Curry, DJ Camper, Charlie Heat and many others.
Teaching Experience: Frank teaches private brass lessons to students in elementary, middle, and high school. He began teaching in 2010, and has continued to teach a roster of private students consistently ever since. For 3 years, Frank taught a general music class in Philadelphia public schools with a focus on relating the arts to STEM subjects.
Teaching Philosophy: "Music is both an art and a craft. While the goal and pursuit of the process is always to express the artist's personal sound and emotion, there are many fundamental techniques that facilitate that expression. In addition to providing instruction on technique, the best guidance I can offer a student is to call their attention deep into their own process. With close attention to how they are playing and the results of their method, my students are learning to become their own best teachers."
Get to know Franklin Rein
Frank Rein is a brass player and composer based in Philadelphia. His work spans from progressive, avant-garde chamber and improvised music in salons to earnest, entertaining dance music for crowds of revelers. Born in Princeton, New Jersey and trained at the University of the Arts, Frank is proud to make music that makes people happy, and to teach the skills that enable students to connect with their own audiences.
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