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About Peyton Johnson

Peyton Johnson
Peyton Johnson
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: West Hartford, CT
Speaks: English
Instructs: French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Education: · Bachelor of Music – Applied Music (Trumpet) and Music Education · Master of Music – Trumpet Performance and Literature
Performance Experience: · Eastman Wind Ensemble * · Eastman Philharmonia* · Eastman New Jazz Ensemble ** · Hartt Omni Wind Ensemble · Dave Rivello Ensemble · Quintessential Brass Quintet · Lexicon Brass Quintet *recorded with professionally **award winning ensemble
Teaching Experience: · Private Trumpet Instructor · Webster CSD Universal Pre-K, volunteer teaching assistant · Rochester School of the Arts (6-12), volunteer trumpet (brass) assistant · Honeoye Falls Central School District- Student Teacher 4th-5th · Brockport Central School District-Student Teacher/Substitute Teacher · ROC Music- Brass Instructor · Charter Oaks Cultural Center – Brass and General Music Instructor
Teaching Philosophy: The most important task for a teacher is to bring the best out of their students. At the root of my approach is to establish strong musical habits as well as strong fundamentals when it pertains to technique on the instrument. The balancing of these two elements when also taking into consideration the individual student, will result in a lifelong music maker and supporter of the arts.

Get to know Peyton Johnson

Trumpet performer, educator, and clinician Peyton Johnson has enjoyed a fruitful career in many genre’s for the past decade.


Peyton was born and raised in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and began learning the trumpet at the age of 11. He then went on to attend the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s School For the Arts and Humanities where he studied with Dr. Gary Malvern of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and Furman University.


He completed his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music studying with James Thompson, retired principal trumpet of the Montreal and Atlanta Symphonies.During his time at The Eastman School of Music, he performed with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Wind Orchestra, and the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble which was awarded two different DownBeat awards for Outstanding College Performance: Large Jazz Ensemble.


He also attended the Eastern Music Festival in the summer of 2016 collaborating with Maestro Gerard Schwarz. Peyton can also be heard on professional recordings with the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra.


After completing his Master’s Degree he plans on pursuing a performing fellowship or beginning his Doctorate in Trumpet Performance. He plans to be a Trumpet and Brass educator at the college level while maintaining an active performing career in as many musical genres as possible!

Peyton Johnson teaches at:
989 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT 06107
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