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Hello, my name is Chris Ferrer and I teach Trumpet Lessons in and around Coral Gables, FL. I also offer lessons in Keyboard, Saxophone, Spanish and Trombone.
I was born and studied in Cuba ( American citizen for more than 6 years) I graduated with a degree in trumpet and minor in piano from Amadeo Roldan 1994 Habana, Cuba and then went on to teaching there. Over 20 years of experience gained as a lead Professional trumpet player in any style with stylistic accomplishments in a variety of musical genres ranging from classical to jazz, salsa and funk.
When I’m not performing, I have taught private lessons at home or at students’ houses or online.
My method is simple, and customized to suit the age and capabilities of my students. The student / teacher relationship is really important to me. It’s all about respect, trust, having patience, being positive and connecting to each other. I listen to my students’ concerns carefully, so I can take them to their highest level possible.
Music is a beautiful way to communicate with others and despite the discipline we need to accomplish our goals, we cannot forget to have fun while we’re practicing and performing.
And always smile ?
Languages: Spanish, English.
Trumpet & Flugelhorn
• All Styles. All levels
Alto Saxophone & Trombone
Beginner & intermediate level
• Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, Pop, Funk, Samba, Latin
LATIN PERCUSSION — Beginners
Cuban Congas. Maracas & Güiro, others.
PIANO — Beginners
• Jazz Chords, Classical Technique. Learn jazz tunes and songs
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:
• Recorded on Album ( Trpt & Tbn ): “Bach in Havana” with Tiempo Libre.
2 GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINATION
• Best Tropical Latin Album • 2009 & 2010
LIVE TELEVISION PERFORMANCES
• The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien •
• Dancing With the Stars •
NOTABLE MUSIC COLLABORATIONS:
• Sir James Galway • Joshua Bell • Sting • Chris Botti • Roy Hargrove • Wayne Bergeron • Ingrid Jensen • Richard Bona • Arturo Sandoval • Paquito D’ Rivera.
NOTABLE LATIN ARTISTS:
• Oscar D’Leon • Giovani Hidalgo • Yuri Buenaventura • Ibrahim Ferrer • Jose A. El Canario • Johnny Rivera • Gilberto S. Rosa • Manolíto Simonet y Su Trabuco (among others)