|Need Help with Your Chuch Services
- Are your brass players covering up your choir vocals?
- Are your brass inaccurate or "chipping" notes?
- Do you ever need to hire musicians?
If you said yes to any of these things, I can help you.
I graduated from Indiana University in 1994 and since then I have played on over 1700 recording sessions. Much of the music that I have recorded is the music that your church choir and orchestra sing and play.
I have recorded with: Camp Kirkland, Lari Goss, Tom Fettke, David Clydesdale, J. Daniel Smith, Bradley Knight, Steve and Russell Mauldin, Jim Gray and Lloyd Barry to name a few. I toured with TRUTH and Continentals when I was younger.
I currently am on faculty as a trumpet teacher at Belmont University and Trevecca University. I am a Christian and my church home for the last 11 years is Nashville First Church of the Nazarene.
I can help your Choir by doing a clinic with your entire brass section. In this clinic I cover:
- Fundamentals and skills
- Role within section, orchestra, and entire musical ensemble
- Playing different musical styles
This helps them to understand their role better in the big picture and thereby compliment your choir instead of competing with it. I will also help the individual players play to their full potential.
The cost for a local clinic is $350 and times can be booked to fit your players' schedules. Clinics are typically 2 - 3 hours depending on breaks and how long the question/answer session part goes. In addition, play along CD's which offer further instruction are available for individuals to purchase at a cost of $15 per CD. (These are available for each individual instrument.)
If you need a trumpet player for a church service, the cost is $150 for one A.M. service, or $200 for two A.M. services back to back. It is also $150 for other services. (holidays are sometimes more.) I can contract any combination of musicians for you as well. All of the musicians that I work with and will hire are well rounded and completely professional. They are all well versed in all musical genres.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information.
What Others Are Saying
"Since I first asked Steve to fill in for our lead trumpet player, I was impressed. I learned a lot that day just playing trumpet next to him for a couple of hours. Steve has filled in, been a guest soloist, and even a brass clinician for our instrumentalists here, and each time he exceeds our expectations. It was well worth the time and money to have him work with our instrumentalists. The sooner churches have Steve work with their group, the sooner they can start sounding better!"
Mike Lawrence - Orchestra Director Brentwood Baptist, Brentwood, TN