Bluffton Trumpet Lessons - David

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Lessons - David Hershey

Dave's Bio - Dave Hershey is a retired US Army musician who retired after 24 years of service as a Trumpeter and Music Production Specialist. After graduating first in his class at the Armed Forces School of Music, he went on to hold the position of soloist on national and international tours, Principal Player, Section Leader, Group Leader, and Music Support Division Chief during his career. His assignments were in Kaiserslautern, Germany; Ground Forces Band in Atlanta, GA; and the US Military Academy Band at West Point.

Before the Army, Dave was a freelance Trumpeter in the greater Los Angeles area performing with such groups as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Twentieth Century Players, and the Valencia Brass performing with such conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas and Gerard Schwartz. He also was the Trumpet instructor and Director of Brass Ensembles at the Boulder Community Music School in Boulder CO prior to moving to LA.

Dave has had numerous musical experiences and projects with many of our Nation's leading band leaders to include Fredrick Fennel, John Paynter, Donald Hunsberger, COL(R) Thomas Rotondi and Michael Abene. Dave served as Chief Recording Engineer and Producer for the acclaimed West Point Bicentennial Commissioning Project.

Dave is a graduate of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Trumpet Performance, studying with Byron Pearson. While enrolled in the MFA program in Trumpet Performance at the California Institute of the Arts or CalArts he studied with Mario Guarneri; other influential teachers are Armando Ghitalla, Roger Voisin, Don Tison and Paul Sundberg.

Currently, Dave is the Director of the Lowcountry Jazz Band, the Associate Director/Conductor of the Lowcountry Community Concert Band, and a member of the Stardust Orchestra.

Your Monthly Tuition includes a minimum of four 30-minute private lessons each month at a repeating scheduled day and time with the same instructor.

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