New Class: Beginning Brass Band

July 28th, 2014 in Blog with NO COMMENTS

Beginning brass students, ages 9 and above, are encouraged to join a new and fun class at The Music Center!

A new brass class open to absolute beginners, ages 9 and up.  A fun class where students will either learn the trumpet or trombone and work on building proficiency on their chosen instrument, musicianship, the ability to read music and musical games.  The repertoire will include popular and folk music and music with various world influences.  There will be 1 performance per semester.

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 9:00-10:00AM

Instructor: Geoff Shamu

Contact: Registration, or Matt Bailin, 617-482-7494


About the Instructor, Geoff Shamu:

Geoffrey Shamu Chair of Wind, Brass and Percussion Dept., Trumpet

Dr. Shamu has taught trumpet, presented master classes, and directed ensembles in the Boston Public Schools, at Boston University and its Tanglewood Institute, and at other universities and summer festivals across the country. He has taught classes in Brass Pedagogy and Methods at Boston University; Music History, Music Theory, and Intensive French at Harvard University.

He performs regularly with the Orchestra of Opera Boston, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, and several other groups in New England. Also an active chamber musician, he is a founding member of Boston’s Riverside Brass. He has appeared as a soloist at the Music Center’s Kleshinski Concert Series, throughout the United States, and in Europe.  A versatile player, Geoff spent several years performing and recording as a member of the reggae band Pressure Cooker, has played for countless musical show productions—and just about everything in between. His teachers include Terry Everson, Mark Gould, Stephen Jones, Timothy Morrison, and Pierre Thibaud, with whom he studied for several years after coming to Paris on a Harriet Hale Woolley Fellowship.


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