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Best in Class—Lessons for Brass

Timothy Burt
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(42)
#creative Student-focused one-one-one 40-minute weekly lessons with Burt the Brass Man, includes trumpet, trombone, baritone horn/euphonium, and tuba. Request a time.

Class experience

The goal of one-on-one lessons is to steadily increase the achievement of the Seven T's of Brass performance as listed above. This comes through a variety of exercises, short melodies, and longer pieces of music recommended by the instructor, the student's school band director, and/or the student's own choice.  

The PREREQUISITE of 1 1/2 years is to ensure the student has completed at least a first-year level method book and was developing second- or third-year skills on the instrument in the previous school year.  Students who do not meet these criteria are encouraged to sign up for "I Really Liked Beginner Band: Finishing the First Year of Band."
Homework Offered
Assignments for skill development are given after each lesson. The student is expected to practice 30 minutes a day, 5 days per week. The student will record self-performance through the SmartMusic online program for the teacher to track the student's progress. SmartMusic will not be required for the first few lessons in order for the student's parent(s) to decide to continue lessons.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Assessment is two-fold: 1) performance during the lesson with noticeable progress; 2) student recordings through SmartMusic between lessons. SmartMusic gives immediate feedback to the student each time music records on the program. The teacher gives an interactive assessment during lessons. Reports of student progress may be requested by the student's parent-guardian monthly.
Grades Offered
1) An instrument in good working order (valves/slide tuning slides move smoothly, water key corks do not leak)
2) Appropriate lubrication for the instrument (valve oil or slide oil/slide cream)
3) Band method books most recently used in class
4) Music stand
5) Rag for collecting moisture from the water key
6) Pencil and notebook with pockets or paper in a binder (for writing down assignments and keeping printed materials)
7) SmartMusic subscription, $40 per year (not required at first, see above) 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(42)
I am a musician and educator  from Lubbock, Texas.  I have been teaching school music, private lessons for over three decades.  Music has allowed me to travel to 40 states and 3 foreign countries.  I have performed in diverse settings, including... 
1-on-1 Lessons


per session
Meets on demand
40 min

Completed by 26 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-16

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