Trumpet Instruction

About Brian

Brian brings decades of teaching excellence to his trumpet instruction practice. Starting with Texas school band in 1958, Brian has performed as ensemble member and soloist throughout the United States and in Europe.

Brian completed a 25-year career in the U.S. Army Band system, assigned to units in the United States and Europe. Here is more about his military musical career.

His parallel civilian career has included experience with the Sacramento Symphony, Sacramento Music Circus, Cal-Expo, church music and work for band leaders Bill Rase and John Skinner, among others. He led his own big band and 40's jazz ensemble in Sacramento as well during the late 1970's to early 1980's. He was also active in Kansas City performing lead trumpet for musicals and casual gigs while teaching in the area.

He studied with Mr. Frank Curry, Mr. Bill Peron, Mr. Noel Smelser, Mr. Laurie McGaw and Mr. Robert Pomerleau. Please go here for more about them.

He began teaching in 1963. Since that time he has taught students in Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Kansas City Area. While in Kansas City, Brian also began teaching horn in response to the call for a competent beginning and intermediate horn instructor. His trumpet and horn students have received scholarships to continue study on their respective instruments and gone on to become great peformers in their own right.

Brian is currently working on a solo program and doing original research into improved teaching and performing methods. He is a member of the International Trumpet Guild.