Brian Van Stavern

 Bill Simenson, Trumpet Teacher, French Horn Teacher, Tuba Teacher, private music lessons

Teaches
Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone
Bass Trombone
Baritone/Euphonium
Tuba
 
Ages

All Ages
 
Education

Hamline University, 1976-78
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1980-82
 
Lessons

Private Lessons
Traditional
Jazz
30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes
 
Words to describe my teaching style

Patient
Flexible
Experienced
Knowledgeable

 

Brian has 30+ years of teaching experience and performance experience covering a wide range of styles. Brian enjoys teaching a variety of styles in his lessons, incorporating jazz and popular music in lessons where appropriate and according to the interest of students. 

A typical lessons will start with a short embouchure warm-up followed by scales or patterns for a total of about a 5-10 minute warm-up.  After that, exercises and etudes for about 10 minutes followed by duets and repertoire for another 10 minutes or so.

In his spare time Brian enjoys cooking and traveling.