Hi, my name is James, and I provide Trumpet lessons for all ages, experiences and skill levels in Perth.
I have been playing the trumpet for over 10 years now and I am currently in my third year of studying Jazz Performance on the trumpet at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
I specialise in Jazz playing, however I have played and had experience in a variety of genres and styles. I have been a member of WAYJO (West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra) for over 5 years now and have been lucky enough to perform with artists such as Kate Ceberano, Mat Jodrell, Troy Roberts, Julian Arguelles and Dick Oatts to name a few. I have also been very fortunate to have played in ensembles at WAAPA with Jamie Oehlers, The Rodriguez Brothers, Sam Anning and Katie Noonan.
I am also currently a member of the Perth Thundercorps Marching Band where we perform for the Perth Wildcats Basketball team, the West Coast Eagles, the Western Force and many other events around Perth. I have also played in many contemporary gigs including the Steve Hensby Band and Premiss.
In a Classical environment I have played in Symphony Orchestras, Brass Quintets and a Trumpet Ensemble at WAAPA led by Brent Grapes. I have also sung in St George's Cathedral Choir for 10 years and performed in Operas with WA Opera and sung in Concerts with WASO (West Australian Symphony Orchestra).
I have had a few years experience of teaching private students from a variety of ages and skill levels. I also possess a current Working with Children Check (WWC) and a National Police Clearance (NPC).
I prefer to teach at my house in Mosman Park, however I am willing to travel around Perth for lessons if necessary.
I am very flexible with lesson days and times, especially in the holidays. I can also accommodate lesson times during school terms to fit into your schedule. Lesson durations and pricing are also flexible, so please message me via email or mobile to discuss more details.