About Gary Melville
Get to know Gary Melville
Gary comes from a local musical family and is the 4th generation of performers, teachers, and band leaders.
He has performed in High School and College marching, concert and jazz bands as Lead TPT/Soloist. Over the years, Gary has studied privately with accomplished Community Musicians and Eastman School of Music and Ithaca College Faculty. Gary also holds three (3) College degrees.
Over the years, Gary has performed with groups in the Jazz Idiom like; Rochester Metro Jazz Orchestra and the Smugtown Stompers Dixieland Band. Gary has also performed with Pop-Music Groups like; “Solid Gold” and “Vegas” show bands. He is an instructor and mentor in the All-In Youth Brass Band. Other than trumpet, Gary plays the euphonium (baritone) and is lead the euphonium in the LeRoy Town Concert Band
Since 2010, Gary has taught at Music & Arts and has had students in Elementary, Middle and High School, as well as, had adult learners. Gary’s students learn applied music theory, fundamentals, mechanics, techniques, NYSSMA Solo Prep., best practices and useful tips that School’s often don’t teach. Most of all, Gary makes sure that all of his students have fun at every lesson through novel and fun participatory activities.