Bryan Davis is always available to teach trumpet/brass lessons, whether at home in NYC or while he’s on the road. If you are not in New York, or Bryan is not visiting your location, he is also available to teach online lessons via Skype or FaceTime. Mr Davis has been extensively involved in Music education since the early 1990s – giving both private trumpet lessons and conducting workshops/masterclasses, and coaching ensembles all over the world.
His methodology is simple: to promote strong playing fundamentals and good playing efficiency through intelligent and organised practice, and informed equipment choices. In other words, the aim is to make the physical act of playing the trumpet as effortless as possible. That way, one can make music with the instrument rather than against, or in spite of, it!
In particular, Bryan can help players who are struggling due to lip injuries, caused either by some sort of accident or the cumulative effect of many years playing harder than is necessary. It does not have to hurt to play the trumpet!
If you are interested in having Bryan Davis conduct a workshop/masterclass at your High School, College or University please contact him directly for further details.
In addition to his private studio teaching, Mr Davis is also available as an “Out of Proficiency” Instructor to trumpet students at The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music in NYC.
Bryan is based in New York City.
Lessons in New York can take place at Bryan’s home, in Upper Manhattan, or at a rehearsal studio location in midtown. Two preferred studio locations are the Michiko Studios at Roberto’s Winds on West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues; or J Landress Brass, 153 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, between 7th Ave. & Broadway. The studio rental is the responsibility of the student.
‘Road’ lessons, when Bryan is on tour, usually take place at the performance venue (subject to availability) or at a location provided by the student.
You will need to bring your trumpet and any mouthpieces you use, as well as a tape/digital recorder/video camera. Students are encouraged to record their lessons for reference.
2017/18 Lesson prices are as follows:
USA: $80 per hour (i.e. $160 for a 2 hour lesson)
Germany/Austria/Eurozone: €80 per hour
Other countries/currencies please email for prices.
Regular students may prepay longer blocks of lesson time for a discount.
Initial and ‘Road’ lessons are organised on the basis of a 2 hour session. Subsequent lessons may be booked on a one hourly basis.
If meeting in person for a lesson is not geographically possible, Online Lessons via Skype are also available. An initial Online Lesson can be organized as a 90 minute or 2 hour session.
If you would like to organise a lesson, please check Bryan’s schedule and then use the Online Lesson Enquiry Form below.
Prepayment for in-person lessons is possible via PayPal: please state this when organising the lesson. Cash on the day is preferred. Online lessons must be prepaid, in order for Bryan to instigate the video call.
Students are encouraged to record their lessons for reference, either in audio or video format. Bryan can make an audio recording of your lesson which will be made available to you, via download, if you require it. However, sharing of these recordings, whether online or off- is prohibited without Bryan Davis’ express permission.