Pictures courtesy of Carolynn Simoes.

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© 2019 by Nairam Simoes. 

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Teaching Philosophy

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” 
Victor Hugo 

I have studied with many teachers with many different ideas on how to play and teach the trumpet, so I have multiple ways of addressing the needs of any trumpet player. I believe that in order to achieve one’s musical goals, one must be able to master the technical and musical requirements that are necessary in performing different styles of music. Because of that I stress the fact that a strong fundamental approach is the key to consistent results and success. 

I seek to create a learning environment where students can ask questions, make mistakes and overcome obstacles. Through a tailored curriculum of studies, etudes and repertoire, musicianship and technical ability are strengthened and developed. Not all students learn the same way, and I believe that an individualized approach to each student is necessary. 

My ultimate goal as a teacher is to help each student develop the necessary skills on the trumpet to successfully accomplish what they want to do. My students are taught to never settle for less than the absolute best they can attain.